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Monday, June 28, 2021 11:00 AM

City of Kirkland Offers Help for Those Struggling to Pay for Housing Due to COVID-19

Financial and legal assistance are available through the City of Kirkland or one of its partners for people behind on rent or mortgage payments, and for landlords with renters unable to pay due to COVID-19.

“The trauma of the pandemic is not over for many families. Homelessness is on the rise in Washington state and nationwide because of COVID – whether through job loss, lack of financial and family support, or suffering on-going health impacts. It’s more important than ever that there’s help for people to stay housed,” said Councilmember Neal Black. “Landlords, too, have been severely impacted by people unable to pay their rent.”


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:27 AM

Neal Black Seeks Re-election to Kirkland City Council

Kirkland City Councilmember Neal Black, first elected to the Council in 2019, announces that he will run for re-election.

"I've watched with interest Neal's first year on the Council," said former Kirkland Councilmember Tom Neir. "He's thoughtful, listens to the concerns of others, works cooperatively with fellow councilmembers and city staff, comes prepared, and prioritizes sound government decision-making."


Monday, April 12, 2021 8:18 AM

Black Seeks Re-election to the Kirkland Council

Councilmember Neal Black, first elected to the Kirkland City Council in 2019, announces that he will run for re-election.

"I love my work on the Council," said Black. "My commitment is to compassionate, thoughtful, service-oriented decision-making, coupled with proactive community engagement, regardless of the issue."


Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:00 AM

City of Kirkland Begins Rollout of its Commitment to Sustainability Plan | Kirkland Reporter

City sets long-term sustainability goals in the hopes of reducing waste, greenhouse emissions.


Monday, December 14, 2020 12:00 PM

Kirkland Council Adopts Sustainability Master Plan | Kirkland Reporter

The Kirkland City Council looks to create a more livable, sustainable community.

“The city of Kirkland is committed to a sustainable future that includes cleaner air and water, healthier food to eat, expanded housing options that allow people of all economic means to live here and a more socially just and equitable city that is welcoming and inclusive of all people,” Councilmember Neal Black stated in a press release. “We have addressed these issues and many others throughout the city’s policies and plans, and it’s exciting to comprehensively coordinate sustainability strategies under one plan.”


Saturday, December 12, 2020 11:00 AM

Kirkland City Council Approves Equitable, Safe And Resilient 2021-2022 Budget

The Kirkland City Council unanimously passes the 2021-2022 Budget.


Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:00 PM

Kirkland publishes Two-Year Report on Equity, Welcoming Kirkland Initiative | Kirkland Reporter

The Welcoming Kirkland Initiative, a report on equity and inclusivity, has been completed.

“We’re extremely grateful for the effort, thoughtfulness and dedication of all those involved in the Welcoming Kirkland Initiative,” Councilmember Neal Black stated in a press release. “The city is committed to continuing the difficult but productive conversations about racism that are needed to create a Kirkland where Black community members feel safe and respected. WKI has helped foster the relationships and groundwork that will help us identify and implement solutions to racism in all its forms.”


Friday, August 7, 2020 12:30 PM

Kirkland Council Puts Funds Towards Community Outreach to Address Racism | Kirkland Reporter

The Kirkland City Council unanimously passed a resolution that affirms that Black Lives Matter and puts funding towards addressing racism.


Friday, May 22, 2020 5:00 PM

Kirkland, Washington's epicenter of the novel coronavirus, makes positive business adjustments | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

One of the first cities in the U.S. severely impacted by COVID-19, Kirkland, Washington is still fighting strong as businesses are creating unique ways to weather the storm.


Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:00 AM

How is Kirkland Addressing Implicit Bias? | Kirkland Reporter

The Kirkland City Council was updated on recent implicit bias trainings undergone by Kirkland staffers.

Neal Black at the meeting of the Kirkland City Council on December 10, 2019: "It’s too easy to just be reactive to...the most recent incident and take a very targeted approach to reviewing the policies and procedures related to that particular incident. I think that’s a good starting point, but I think it’s really important that we also take the next step. I would just emphasize being more proactive and thinking about not just the incident in front of us but trying to think ahead...and building this ethic throughout our community...."


Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Getting to Know New Kirkland Councilmember Neal Black | Kirkland Reporter


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:00 AM

Kirkland Council Race Results Are In | Kirkland Reporter


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Vote for Black | Letter to the Editor | Kirkland Reporter

Former Mayor of Kirkland, Amy Walen, supports Neal Black for Kirkland City Council, Position 5.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Watch your Mailbox for General Election Ballots | King County Elections


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:30 AM

Kirkland Council Candidates Black and Morgan Vie for Pos. 5 | Kirkland Reporter


Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Black is the Clear Choice for Kirkland City Council, Pos 5 | The Progressive Voters Guide 2019 (Kirkland)

Neal Black is the clear choice for Kirkland City Council, Position 5.


Friday, May 17, 2019 7:28 PM

Candidates File for November 2019 Election | Kirkland Reporter


Monday, May 13, 2019 8:30 AM

Eviction Reform Passed by Washington State Legislature | Kirkland Reporter


Friday, May 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Eviction Reform Adopted in Washington State | Measure Mirrors the Policy Position Adopted in February by the KCBA Board of Trustees | KCBA News


Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:30 AM

Neal Black Has Filed to Run in the Kirkland City Council Election for Position 5 | Kirkland Reporter


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:52 AM

Neal Black Selected as One of Five Finalists for Kirkland City Council Vacancy | Kirkland Reporter


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