Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Recognizing Local Organizations that Support the LQBTQ+ Community

In celebration of Pride Month, we highlighted local organizations whose work supports the LGBTQ+ community. We reached out to a few groups to learn how the work they are doing is helping provide access to necessary resources like housing, health and wellness services, legal support, and career opportunities to those who are the most marginalized.  

View the Pride profiles on the Front Porch Blog

Photo courtesy of Queer the Land.

four people standing close together and smiling

Other City News

New Efforts to Bring Workers, Small Businesses, and Visitors Back to Downtown Seattle: Recovery project investments include efforts to address empty storefronts, direct cash assistance to downtown small businesses, and create workforce development programs for hospitality workers. (more)

$30 Million Available for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts:  The Strategic Investment Fund is seeking proposals for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities. (more) 

Lake Washington Blvd Stay Healthy Streets to Open on Weekends: Starting Fourth of July weekend, three miles of Lake Washington Boulevard (from Mt. Baker Park to Seward Park) will open to people walking, rolling, and biking on weekends and holidays through at least September. (more)

Free Lunch and Playground Activity Program Available through Summer: The program ensures children have access to healthy food and exercise by providing a meal, snack, and drop-in activities for kids ages 5-18 on weekdays, rain or shine. (more)

Several Beaches and Outdoor Spaces around Seattle Scheduled for Updates: Learn about improvement plans for environmental benefits and increased accessibility for seven street ends and shoreline areas. (more)

Southwest Seattle Organizations Receive Funding for Food Bank Services: Seattle Human Services Department is awarding funding to four organizations to support community centered programming and culturally responsive services. (more)

 

In The Community

Man stands in front of sculpture at the AIDS Memorial Pathway's Central Plaza in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood

AIDS memorial rises in Seattle 40 years after start of epidemic

Born out of a desire to recognize the AIDS crisis in Seattle and throughout Washington, the AIDS Memorial Pathway (AMP) is a trail of public art installations memorializing the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its devastating local impact. A public dedication of the AMP was held Saturday, June 26 at the Capitol Hill Station Plaza and provided a chance for visitors to speak with the artists and learn more about this powerful exhibit. This project was partially funded by a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant.

Read the full story in Crosscut.

Photo: Artist Christopher Paul Jordan stands in front of his sculpture “andimgonnamisseverybody” at the AIDS Memorial Pathway's Central Plaza in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut)

 

Share Your Feedback

View Designs and Floorplans for the New South Lake Union Community Center: Visit this online open house to learn about how community input helped shape designs for the community space. (more)

Help Guide Street Improvements in Pioneer Square: Learn about progress on the updated design for east-west streets and share your thoughts on the project. (more)