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Neighborhoods and Communities 

There is no singular King County. We are a region made of an array of neighborhoods and wonderfully diverse communities.

 

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HomeSight »HomeSight is a nonprofit community development corporation founded in 1990.
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Washington Low Income Housing Alliance »We are the statewide champion for housing. The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is a powerful coalition working together to build and protect safe, healthy, and affordable homes for everyone across Washington State.
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The Washington Bus Education Fund »The Washington Bus Education Fund is a civic engagement force motivating the next generation of young leaders.
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SEED Grows Commercial Activity and Maintains Affordable Housing
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) has improved community conditions in Rainier Valley by working to maintain affordable housing and growing commercial activity. SEED spearheaded housing developments for low- and moderate-income residents, seniors and disabled people through a combination of acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction projects. The projects, including the award-winning Rainier Court housing complex, also feature cultural and retail spaces.
King County residents ages 18 to 35 are least likely to feel connected to a group in their community.
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Greater Seattle Civic Health Index
Seattle CityClub's Greater Seattle Civic Health Index uses census data and analysis provided by the National Conference on Citizenship (and supplemented with local data), with analysis provided by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.
Soul of the Community Report
This John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Gallup report highlights research in 26 cities across the country to find out what emotionally attaches people to a community.
Seattle ranks third in nation on vitality index
Creative Cities International has released its Vitality Index rankings for the top U.S. cities. Seattle stands strong at number 3, preceded by New York and Chicago and followed by San Francisco and Boston.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Shifting Population Changes the Face of King County
Even as Seattle's minority population barely held over the past decade, the percentage of people of color swelled in the suburbs of South King County, where newly arriving immigrants and former Seattle residents converged to form majority populations in SeaTac, Renton, Kent and Tukwila. (Seattle Times)

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