Kent's Human Services is a division of the Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department. Human Services 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.
Amendments to the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan and the 2020-2024 Community Participation Plan (CPP):
The City of Kent is accepting public comment on a substantial amendment to the 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan and an amendment to the 2010-2024 CDBG Citizen Participation Plan. Information on the public hearing and the amendments can be downloaded by clicking on the below documents.
- Public Notice: CARES ACT FUNDING (CDBG-CV)- Notice of Public Hearing Regarding the First Amendments to the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan and the 2020-2024 Community Participation Plan
- Substantial Amendment to the 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan
- Draft Amendment to the 2020-2024 CDBG Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)
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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE 2019
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR
THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)
- 2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)
The Human Services Strategic Plan is developed to guide planning and funding as well as the evaluation of services in the Kent community.
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.
The South King County Forum on Homelessness meets the first Wednesday of each month.
9 – 10:30 a.m.
525 Fourth Ave. N.
Purpose of Meetings:
- 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
- Coordinate efforts to end homelessness
- Bridge the disconnect between the homeless and available services