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Housing & Human Services

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Kent's Housing and 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.

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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.

First Public Hearing Regarding the 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan:  August 8, 2019


2013-2018 Human Services Master Plan

The City of Kent Human Services Commission and the Housing and Human Services staff have developed a proposed 6 Year Human Services Plan 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.


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.


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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