Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy: Implementation Planning
Providing updates and receiving your input
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.
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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Status of the 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 The Transition Plan is effective until superseded by adoption of the Implementation Plan, which will govern the final five years (2019-2023) of the VSHSL.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:
- Continuing Current VHSL Services in 2018
- New VSHSL Housing Stability Investments
- New Senior Center Investments
- 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.
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.
As of 01/16/2018, the VSHSL Governance Plan is being considered by the Metropolitan King County Council.
King County Council meetings are open to the public and can be viewed in-person (see calendar for more details) or through King County TV.
The implementation plan describes the expenditure of levy proceeds 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.
This version of the plan is available, this proposal has not been adopted by the council.
The Implementation Plan will be considered by the King County Council over several weeks, stay updated and track the legislative process.
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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
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