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King County voters have approved the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) for six years. King County must enact three plans to control the new levy's activities.

  1. The Transition Plan will govern the VSHSL's 2018 expenditures.
  2. The Governance Plan will create the resident boards that will oversee the VSHSL's activities.
  3. The Implementation Plan will guide the execution and evaluation of the VSHSL from 2019-2023.

After King County enacts the Transition and Implementation Plans, King County's Department of Community & Human Services will begin procurement processes to bring each VSHSL-funded strategy to the residents of King County. 

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These VSHSL questionnaire packets are used throughout the 2017 community meetings:

The following reports incorporated feedback received from over a thousand residents in the past year: 

Ka Qeybgalka Bulshada - Xogwareys Participación Comunitaria - Cuestionario 社区参与计划 - 调查问卷 УЧАСТИЕ СООБЩЕСТВА - Aнкета Community Engagement Questionnaire 


The VSHSL Plans below are currently being developed and considered by the Executive and Council.

Click on any VSHSL plan to learn more.

Each item contains a description of the plan, links to their digital legislation, and details for any scheduled King County Council meeting for that plan.

Status of VSHSL Plans

The VSHSL Transition Plan governs the first-year expenditures (2018) of the VSHSL. The Transition Plan is effective until superseded by adoption of the Implementation Plan, which will govern the final five years (2019-2023) of the VSHSL. The King County Executive transmitted a proposed Transition Plan to the King County Council on September 29, 2017. 

This Transition Plan allocates first-year VSHSL proceeds into four major categories: 

  1. Continuing Current VHSL Services in 2018
  2. New VSHSL Housing Stability Investments
  3. New Senior Center Investments
  4. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Funds

Click here for legislative history and details of the VSHSL Transition Plan

As of 12/05/2017, the Transition Plan has been passed and adopted by the King County Council.

Passed & Adopted VSHSL Transition Plan

The VSHSL Governance Plan was transmitted to the King County Council on September 18, 2017.

The VSHSL Governance Plan incorporates input from the current Veterans Citizen Oversight Board, Regional Human Services Board, and Veterans Advisory Board. This plan envisions three resident boards and an executive committee to oversee the VSHSL. The proposed Governance Plan proposes integration of King County’s state-mandated veterans board with the board that would be created to oversee the veterans portion of the VSHSL.

The details and meeting information for the VSHSL Governance Plan can be found here.

As of 12/05/2017, the VSHSL Governance Plan is being considered by the King County Council's Health, Housing & Human Services Committee.

NEXT REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING of the Health, Housing & Human Services Committee has not been scheduled.

 These meetings are open to the public and can be viewed in-person (see calendar for more details) or through King County TV.

Ordinance 18555 requires the King County Executive to develop and transmit for Council adoption by ordinance an implementation plan to govern the 2019-2023 expenditures of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL).

The VSHSL Implementation Plan (2019-2023) is being drafted by the King County Executive and is due to the King County Council by March 16, 2018.

Submit your E-Mail address to receive updates on the VSHSL Implementation Plan.


How has your feedback influenced the renewal process? 

The following reports incorporated feedback received from over a thousand residents in the past year: 

Veterans & Human Services Levy: VHSL Assessment Report Veterans & Human Services Levy: Veterans Housing Report Veterans, Seniors, & Human Services Levy: Blueprint Report Veterans, Seniors, & Human Services Levy: Ballot Measure Ordinance


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