Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy
Honoring our commitment to veterans, seniors, and vulnerable populations
The King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy connects servicemembers and veterans, residents age 55 or older, and vulnerable populations to programs and services that help them live healthy, productive and meaningful lives. It helps individuals and families transition to affordable housing, get job training, find employment, receive behavioral health treatment, and more.
We succeed by addressing the specific needs of each individual, connecting them with the programs and services that put them on a positive path.
The VSHSL Implementation Plan was passed by King County Council on July 16th, 2018.
The Implementation Plan describes the expenditure of levy proceeds (2019 - 2023) to achieve outcomes related to healthy living, housing stability, financial stability, social engagement, service system improvement and service system access for veterans and military servicemembers and their respective families, seniors and their caregivers, and vulnerable populations.
How the Veterans, Seniors & Human Services levy is meeting its goal and serving the public
Background about the Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy
In November 2005,King County voters passed the first Veterans and Human Services Levy to generate funding for a wide range of programs to assist: veterans, military servicemembers (and their families) and individuals and families in need.
In August 2011,King County voters overwhelmingly supported a six-year renewal of the Veterans and Human Services Levy (expired December 31, 2017). The VHSL Service Improvement Plan guided the implementation of the levy from 2005 - 2017.
In November 2017,
King County voters approved the renewal and expansion of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL). The current levy is guided by the VSHSL Transition Plan in the first year (2018) and by the Implementation Plan for the remaining five years (2019-2023). King County staff from the Department of Community and Human Services are leading the process to implement the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy throughout 2018.
Oversight Board Information
The Veterans & Human Services levy (2005-2017) ballot measure called for the creation of two citizen boards to provide oversight to the implementation of the levy. The boards are responsible for reviewing the expenditure of levy proceeds, and for reporting annually to the King County Executive and the Metropolitan King County Council.