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Seattle launches $16M Seattle Relief Fund to help low-income residents impacted by pandemic
Seattle launches $16M Seattle Relief Fund to help low-income residents impacted by pandemic
10/25/202126:51

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and community partners announce the official launch of the Seattle Relief Fund, a $16 million program granting one-time direct cash assistance to Seattle's most vulnerable low-income residents and their households who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes households that were unable to access state unemployment, had no health insurance, didn't receive federal stimulus payments, or experienced housing instability or mental health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Award amounts are between $1,000 and $3,000 depending on household size. The fund is open to all eligible Seattle residents regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. 

More info: Seattle Relief Fund

Speakers include:

Cesár Garcia, Lake City Collective

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Cuc Vu, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs 

Sophia Benalfew, Ethiopian Community in Seattle

Violet Lavatai, API Coalition Advocating Together (APICAT) for Health 

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