Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project

Through the Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project, community members from across Seattle came together to share their stories and hopes for the future of our city. The 23 stories in this project are told through writing, artwork, photography, audio recordings, and videos. Each provides a snapshot of the rich diversity of Seattle and helps identify areas where we can do better.

Check out the stories on the Front Porch Blog.


Over $500,000 Awarded for Community-Led Projects that Enhance Environmental Justice: Learn more about how local organizations are confronting climate change and systemic racism. (more)

Cash Assistance Available for Seattle Hospitality Workers: If you have lost your job or experienced a pay reduction you may be eligible for funds. Application closes 2/15. (more)

Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance in Effect: Learn more about the temporary ordinance requiring extra hourly pay for employees of large grocery businesses. (more)

Age Friendly Seattle Presents Close to Home: Virtual Stories of Health, Tech, and Resilience: Get information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families from the Seattle Public Library and co-founder of Converge Media, Omar Salisbury.  (more)

Y'all Getting Vaccinated? A Discussion about Racism, Medicine, COVID-19 Vaccines and the Black Community: Join Black health professionals to discuss a timeline of health injustice faced by the Black community and the disparities of the current pandemic. (more)

Join the International Special Review District Board: Learn about how you can help preserve the history of the Chinatown International District. (more)

Clean City Initiative Aims to Clear Litter and Garbage throughout City: Check out the ways departments across the city are collaborating to address litter and garbage. (more)

Reconnect West Seattle: Bridge Repair and Community Mobility Projects:  Learn about community safety and mobility projects completed last year and what's to come in 2021. (more)

Have Questions about a House Project or Remodel? Join the Virtual Home Fair on Saturday, February 6: Get professional advice on inspections, code compliance, and permits. (more)

Seattle IT joins Promise Program in Mentorship Project: Discover opportunities for mentorship in the Information Technology field. (more)

Traffic Signal Policy Puts Pedestrian Safety First: Updates to traffic signals help balance the needs of people using all modes of transportation. (more)


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Black History Today Series Recognizes People Shaping the Future Today

A collaboration between Rise Up for Students and the South Seattle Emerald pays tribute to the living legacy of Black history in our community and beyond. Each day, the series honors "the everyday heroes in our communities, in people’s lives, who live selflessly serving others without the fanfare they deserve."

Read the series daily in the South Seattle Emerald or on the Rise Up for Students page

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Seattle Collective Purchases House

for Queer and Transgender People

of Color

In response to the displacement and homelessness that  disproportionately impacts Seattle's queer and trans people of color, the housing collective Queer the Land decided to take matters into their own hands. The group purchased a 12-bedroom home in Beacon Hill that will provide transitional and permanent housing for those in the greatest need. 

Read the full story in The Seattle Times.


Community Feedback Needed for Parking and Curbside Changes around Climate Pledge Arena: Help shape street changes for effective movement in the Uptown area. (more)

Comment Period Open for State Active Transportation Plan: Help create a transportation plan that helps Washingtonians of all ages and abilities walk, bike or roll to get where they want to go. (more)

Input Needed for South Lake Union Community Center: Help shape the new welcoming space at the corner of Mercer Street and Dexter Ave. (more)