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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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Habitat for Humanity Seattle - King County »Since 1986, Habitat's local affiliate has built and renovated over 160 homes, providing simple, decent affordable housing in partnership with very low-income families.
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Forterra »As we look out into the next century, protecting our region's natural treasures is what will determine our quality of life and prosperity.
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Seattle Counseling Service »Seattle Counseling Service (SCS) is a community resource that advocates, educates and serves to advance the social well being and mental health of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
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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.
Stay Informed:

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.
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.
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.
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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