Reach Human Services

HumanServices@KentWA.gov

253-856-5070

Fax: 253-856-6070

Reach Home Repair

HomeRepair@KentWA.gov

253-856-5065

Fax: 253-856-6070

Human Services

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KentWA.gov/HumanServices

Kent's Human Services division works closely with its community partners, including other public and non-profit organizations, to provide services and help support Kent's most vulnerable residents. Kent's Human Services division also houses the Home Repair program, which provides free home repairs for low or moderate income homeowners. 

Resources, Agencies & Help

Landlord and Tenant Issues

Kent Home Repair

Kent Youth Call to Action

The Kent Youth Call to Action is a citywide, cross-sector approach to ensure that youth are safe and connected and have access to culturally responsive programs and services, to ensure every young person can succeed and reach their full potential.


The Human Services Funding Application is Now OPEN!

Visit the Share1App for the online Human Services funding application portal:

logo-HHS Share1app

APPLICATION ASSISTANCE:

City of Kent staff is available to help with any questions related to the City’s process and/or answer questions you may have about the content of the application. Application assistance will be available until 4 p.m. on April 4, 2020. Please direct inquiries to HumanServices@kentwa.gov or call (253) 856-5070.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which was enacted in 1974, is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The primary objective of CDBG is the development of viable urban communities. CDBG is principally invested in eligible low/moderate-income activities that benefit Kent residents-activities can be public service or capital. The goals of the CDBG Program are to provide:

  • Decent housing;
  • A suitable living environment; or
  • Economic opportunities.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE 2019
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR
THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)

FINAL DOCUMENTS


2020 - 2025 Kent Human Services Strategic Plan

The Human Services Strategic Plan is developed to guide planning and funding as well as the evaluation of services in the Kent community.


Kent Cultural Diversity Initiative Group (KC-DIG)

Meets the second Tuesday of each month
9 - 11 a.m.
Centennial Center first floor conference rooms
400 W. Gowe St.

253-856-5070

KC-DIG provides a forum for small and emerging ethnic-based community organizations nonprofits, businesses, and community members to strengthen leadership, build alliances, engage civically, and increase knowledge and understanding across cultures. KC-DIG stakeholders specialize in providing services and resources to refugees, new Americans, and people of color who reside in Kent.  It is an opportunity for continuing education, networking and collaboration.


South King County Forum on Homelessness

Meets the first Wednesday of each month
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Kent Commons
525 Fourth Ave. N.

253-856-5070

Purpose of Meetings:

  • to keep South King County homeless services providers in touch with one-another
  • share resources with service providers
  • receive updates and announcements of new or future projects
  • to coordinate efforts to end homelessness
  • bridge the disconnect between the homeless and available services

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