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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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Urban Impact »Urban Impact is focusing its ministry efforts toward three major areas of disparity in our community: health, education, and economics.
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HomeSight »HomeSight is a nonprofit community development corporation founded in 1990.
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International Drop-In Center »International Drop-In Center (IDIC) is a community-based, nonprofit senior services center that provides safe and healthy caring programs, advocacy and assistance.
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Duwamish Tribe's Longhouse Connects and Strengthens Native Culture
The Duwamish Tribe’s Longhouse, a traditional cedar post and beam structure located near the mouth of the Duwamish River, is the place where tribal business is conducted and cultural and educational events are held. The Longhouse provides the tribe with a central space to connect and strengthen its Native culture.
Nationwide, Community Development Corporations (CDCs) generate an annual average of 86,000 housing units, nearly 9 million square feet of commercial space, and 75,000 jobs.
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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)
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.
The Geography of Opportunity
This report explores how low-income groups and racial and ethnic populations are situated within King County’s geography of opportunity.
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.
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.

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