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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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.

RESOURCES, AGENCIES AND HELP

Landlord and Tenant Issues

Guide to Human Services Agencies HHS Senior ResGuide cover 

Kent's Human Services division also houses the Home Repair program, which provides free home repairs for low or moderate income homeowners. 

HOME REPAIR

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.

KENT YOUTH INITIATIVE

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

logo-HHS Share1app


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.

CDBG PUBLIC HEARINGS:

  • 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development
  • 2020-2024 CDBG Community Participation Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING 2020-2024 CDBG CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PLAN - October 17, 2019

  • The Kent Human Services Commission will hold a public hearing on October 17, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., to receive comments on its 2020-2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and 2020-2024 CDBG Community Participation Plan. Draft documents and other documents referenced in the Plans can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (includes 2020 Annual Action Plan)

Appendix B: Public Input & Comments with Matrix

Appendix C: Draft 2020-2024 Community Participation Plan

Appendix D: Capital Project Funding: City of Kent Criteria for Investing in Capital Projects (embedded in 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan under NA-50)

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

FINAL CDBG DOCUMENTS


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.

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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