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Other parts of the country talk about 'supporting our troops', but in King County, we deliver results.

Executive Constantine announced a plan to replace the Veterans and Human Services Levy

The Veterans and Human Services Levy – which King County voters approved in 2005 and overwhelmingly renewed in 2011 – connects local veterans and vulnerable populations to a wide range of services, including housing, employment and treatment. It will expire on Dec. 31, 2017.

Executive Constantine has proposed putting an initiative on the November ballot to renew the levy with additional resources to meet the needs of King County’s rapidly growing population.

He and King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson will ask the Legislature to allow local governments to exempt lower-income households of seniors, people who are retired due to disability, or veterans who have a total disability rating. Until the Legislature acts, King County will offer full rebates to qualified seniors and people with disabilities.

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Senior Exemptions

As part of the levy package, Executive Constantine and King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson asked the Legislature to allow local governments to exempt lower-income households of seniors, people who are retired due to disability, or veterans who have a total disability rating.

Until the Legislature acts, King County will offer full rebates to qualified seniors and people with disabilities.

Executive Constantine and Assessor Wilson will also intensify efforts to enroll eligible seniors in available property tax exemption and deferral programs.

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What makes this levy different?

The next version of the levy will increase investment in proven strategies that help veterans and vulnerable populations, and add new services to support King County's rapidly growing senior population.

The levy would double investment in veterans' services, double investment in human services for vulnerable populations and add a new focus on supporting King County's growing older adult population.

Key Points:

  • Every program is constantly scrutinized and evaluated to ensure we're delivering the desired outcomes.
  • Today's generation of veterans and service members face new challenges, with many having served multiple deployments in war zones.
  • We will deliver on our promise as a place where all people, including the generation that laid the foundation for the prosperity we enjoy today, have the opportunity to thrive.

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Goal 1

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Prevent and reduce homelessness in King County.

Goal 2

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Reduce unnecessary and expensive use of emergency rooms & jails.

Goal 3

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Increase self-sufficiency for veterans and vulnerable populations.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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