Housing and Homelessness

Sawant Wants to Change Hiring Process for Human Services Director

The council member blocked mayor Jenny Durkan's appointment choice in committee, demanding instead a different way to hire for the role.

02/05/2019 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle's Human Services Director Steps Down

Lester in a statement said the decision was "both difficult and personal."

03/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Votes to Cut Mayor's Office Budget by $1 Million

The mayor criticized the council for not making any comparable cuts to its legislative department.

11/16/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Afternoon Fizz: Human Services and Public Pot Consumption

Mayor Ed Murray appoints a new head of human services, and city attorney Pete Holmes says it's time to stop targeting black and homeless people for smoking pot in public.

07/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Two HSD Employees in Whistleblower Case to be Reinstated

Closure for two city employees accused of downplaying a whistleblower case involving misappropriation of $91,000 in city funds.

07/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Times Columnist: Eating Outdoors OK For Those With Money, Not for Homeless

Seattle Times columnist reports on a proposal to eliminate the city's only outdoor meal site. Image via Operation Sack Lunch.

01/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Could Eliminate Outdoor Meal Program

The city plans to eliminate an outdoor meal program that serves more than 150,000 meals a year. Image via Seattlepi.com.

01/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Report Details Fraud Allegations, Disciplinary Action at City Agency

An independent report concludes that city employees failed to prevent and investigate fraud by a contractor totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

10/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Employee Used City Car for Trip to Snoqualmie Casino

A vigilante driver catches a city employee using a city-owned car to visit a casino during the work day.

09/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"Where the Action Is."

Tuesday Edition: Misappropriated money; Kemper Freeman is losing; a $5 million grant; and more.

07/12/2011 By Morning Fizz