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King County Housing Authority Section 8 OPEN: Apply Feb 12 to Feb 25.

King County Housing Authority is accepting applications for its Section 8 waiting list in February. Applications will open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, and will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25.

Applications are free and can be accessed online at kcha.org/lottery.

‘Winning’ applications will be randomly chosen by a computer system after the application period closes; the chances of being selected are the same, regardless of when an application is submitted within the allotted time frame. For information on eligibility and the application process, visit kcha.org/housing/vouchers/list.

KCHA provides rental housing and assistance to more than 55,000 people.
Application Information HERE

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Seattle police plans hiring campaign amid plan to beef up downtown presence

The Seattle Police Department plans to launch another recruiting campaign in the coming weeks amid a plan to ramp up their downtown presence after a shooting in downtown and several other high profile crimes.

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND IN CONTINUING HIS LEGACY

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do… you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We look forward to seeing you at the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! The day will begin at 8:30 AM at Garfield High School with an Opportunity Fair and Workshops, developed to inspire us to affect change in ourselves and our community.

Our Rally Program starting at 11 AM, includes speakers, music, and dance that celebrates our unique diaspora of culture and community, and shines a light on the creativity of those living in our own backyard.

Our March to City Hall at 12:30, demands that our politicians and civic leaders use their 20/20 vision to see us and to make change in our city. Finally, we thank all who attended with a Community Meal, back at Garfield High School (buses back to Garfield will be available for all who attend the rally).

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: MLK March Jewish Solidarity gathering. MONDAY Jan 20, 2020!!

MLK March Jewish Solidarity gathering. TOMORROW Monday, January 20!

Additional attendees are still welcome to RSVP here: http://bit.ly/jewishsolidarity2020.

Schedule of events:

12:10 PM – Meet at Garfield

12:30-1:00 PM – March from Garfield to City Hall

1:00-2:00 PM – Program at City Hall

The Facebook event can be found HERE.

This delegation is proudly co-sponsored by ADL’s Pacific Northwest Region and partners Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Beth Shalom, the Faith Action Network, Herzl-Ner Tamid, the Holocaust Center for Humanity, JConnect Seattle, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, the Kavana Cooperative, the Stroum Jewish Community Center, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and Temple B’nai Torah.

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MLK Jr Day in Seattle Calendar

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. events in Seattle

Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. After many years of campaigning by activists, members of Congress and Coretta Scott King, a bill signed in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan created a U.S. federal holiday in honor of King. Now, Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday of January. Below is a list of free 2020 events in Seattle to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, Jan. 16
2020 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

King County will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave.

More information.

Friday, Jan. 17
47th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Tricia Rose will give the keynote speech at Seattle Colleges’ annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Danell Daymon and Greater Works gospel will perform live.

Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., doors open at 11 a.m.

Location: Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave.

More information.

Saturday, Jan. 18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 16th Annual Teen March and Celebration

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants will start at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park and march to Rainier Community Center.

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. to Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S.

More information.

Sunday, Jan. 19
MLK Youth Kick-Off

Attend a free family-friendly event with free food and entertainment.

Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S.

More information.

Monday, Jan. 20
2020 Seattle MLK Day Celebration

Garfield High School’s 38th annual day of events celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with an opportunity fair, workshops, free community meal and rallies.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave.

More information.

King Day at NAAM

Northwest African American Museum’s annual MLK Day program will have free arts and crafts activities, local vendors, food, film screenings and more.

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St.

More information.

United Way of King County MLK Day of Service

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering at local organizations.

Location: Various locations across Seattle

More information.

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WINTER SHELTERS: Contact and Locations Lists

UPDATE SHELTERS LIST IS RIGHT HERE

King County Emergency Family Shelter line — 206-245-1026
King County’s crisis line is: 866-427-4747.
Pierce County’s crisis line is 800-576-7764.
Snohomish County’s crisis line is 800-584-3578.

Homeless unpack to spend the night inside at the winter shelter at the armory in Sylmar. The winter shelter run by HOPE of the Valley will house 170 people at night through the winter. With cold weather hitting area early temporary shelters are already worried about running out of room. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles News Group)

Homeless shelters are a type of homeless service agency which provide temporary residence for homeless individuals and families. Shelters exist to provide residents with safety and protection from exposure to the weather while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact on the community. They are similar to, but distinguishable from, various types of emergency shelters, which are typically operated for specific circumstances and populations—fleeing natural disasters or abusive social circumstances. Extreme weather conditions create problems similar to disaster management scenarios, and are handled with warming centers, which typically operate for short durations during adverse weather.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 04: Gage, who is homeless, pauses outside of a coffee shop on the streets of Boston as snow falls from a massive winter storm on January 4, 2018 in Boston, United States. Schools and businesses throughout the Boston area are closed as the city is expecting over a foot of snow and blizzard like conditions throughout the day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to the elements. This may include acute trauma from falling objects such as trees, or injury to extremities due to frostbite. A more prevalent emergency which warming centers seek to prevent is hypothermia, the risk for which is aggravated by factors such as age, alcohol consumption, and homelessness.