PLANNED EBT CARD SYSTEM OUTAGE
The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system will be down from 10pm on Saturday, July 16, to 8am on Sunday, July 17. During this period, EBT food or cash transactions will not be available. After 8am on Sunday, July 17, full access to cash and food benefits will resume.
NEIGHBORHOODLIFT LAUNCH EVENT
WHEN: Friday, July 8, 10am-7pm and Saturday, July 9, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Westin Seattle Hotel Grand Ballroom, Fourth Floor, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
WHAT: Register today to attend the NeighborhoodLIFT® event in Seattle and get the information you need to become a homeowner for the first — or next time. And see if you qualify for down payment assistance to buy a home — up to $7‚500‚ based on the amount you’re able to contribute.
Admission is free — walk-ins are welcome, but only those who register are guaranteed the ability to meet with a professional to determine eligibility. Only one registration per household is needed.
- Find out if you’re ready to buy a home — Talk one-on-one with professionals about home financing options.
- See if you qualify for down payment assistance — Apply for the NeighborhoodLIFT program through HomeSight, available for a limited time to purchase a home within the limits of King County.
- Get answers to your questions about buying a home — Meet with a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage consultant and a HomeSight counselor to find out how you can reach your homeownership goals.
- Preview homes for sale — Picture yourself at home by previewing the features and prices of area homes for sale.
NEW CITIZEN CAMPAIGN
The New Citizen Campaign is an effort to help the tens of thousands of Seattle legal permanent residents (LPRs) become U.S. citizens. This campaign utilizes outreach and education, citizenship curriculum and legal assistance, and engagement with local and national partners to achieve our goal of naturalizing the over 70,000 LPRs living in the Seattle/King County area.
The New Citizen Program (NCP) is a component of the New Citizen Campaign. NCP provides free naturalization services to low-income immigrants and refugees living in Seattle/King County through a consortium of 14 community-based organization partners. Services include citizenship instruction/tutoring, interview preparation, assistance with submitting applications/waivers, and referrals for legal assistance.
In-language services are available in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Tongan, Samoan, Korean, Amharic, Tigrinya, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Moldavian, Spanish, Burmese, Polish, French and Arabic.