Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Illustration of an Afro Latinx woman's face with her name "Milvia Pacho" in red in the corner

Honoring and Recognizing Seattle’s Latinx Community

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we are hosting a series of profiles and stories to honor and amplify the people, businesses, organizations, and projects connected to Seattle’s Latinx community. The stories include historic figures, current leaders, Latinx owned businesses, and organizations that serve as an integral part of Seattle’s past, present, and future.

Read more on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Eviction Moratorium and COVID-Related Protections Extended to 2022: The executive order protects residential and commercial residents from eviction as well as modifies additional relief measures related to utility assistance. (more)

Funding Available to Expand Labor Standards Outreach and Education: The Office of Labor Standards has announced $3 million available for organizations providing technical assistance to Seattle workers. (more)

Emergency Communications Hubs Seek Public Help with Training Exercise on Sept. 25: Public participants are needed to simulate emergency situations in order to help Communications Hub volunteers prepare for actual disasters. (more)

Positions Open to Serve on the Historic South Downtown Board: Board members help preserve and restore the cultural identity of Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District. (more)

Applications Open for New Youth Focused Social Justice Mini-Grant: Funding will support youth-led projects advocating for anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and positive change. (more)

Request for Proposals Open for Community Alternatives to Incarceration and Policing: The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is seeking proposals from organizations and coalitions to build capacity that supports alternatives to and addresses the harm created by the carceral state. (more)

Applications Open for COVID-19 Relief Funding for Cultural Organizations: The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture are working with King County to help arts and cultural organizations and producers receive funds. (more)

Long-Term Black Lives Matter Public Art Piece Installed at Seattle City Hall: The new sidewalk art installation spans 4th Ave between Cherry St. and James St. and will be regularly maintained by the Seattle Department of Transportation. (more)

Multimillion Dollar Fund Created to Support Fish on the Skagit River: Seattle City Light will work closely with local Indigenous Tribes to bring resources to protect, conserve and restore fisheries resources and aquatic habitats. (more)

Supplemental Funding Brings Technology Matching Fund Grants to More Projects: The City has announced 14 additional grants to support the community’s effort to close the digital divide. (more)

In The Community

A vendor wearing a face mask holds pastries for the camera while standing at a farmer's market booth.

South Park Neighbors Create a Farmers Market as an ‘Act of Social Justice’

Nestled between the Duwamish waterway and a dynamic business area is one of South Park’s hidden gems — El Mercadito Farmer’s Market. Latin American music permeates the small bustling area filled with vendors from many different backgrounds. What started as a neighbor-led market style food bank for people facing food insecurity has grown into a weekly neighborhood gathering featuring local artists, artisans, small farmers, and free food for those in need.

Read the full story in The Seattle Times.

Share Your Feedback

Provide Input for a Permanent Design for the Alki Point Keep Moving Street Project: Let the Department of Transportation know how you currently use Alki Point, what's working and what's not, and how you would like to see the area function in the future. (more)

Input Needed to Help Improve Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Help the City of Seattle and King County improve on-demand, wheelchair accessible, for-hire transportation services. (more)