The City of Seattle's 2012 $917 million budget provided a few wins and losses for food and housing assistance. Here are some highlights:
* Solid Ground's Lettuce Link program was funded again at $17,000 but will enter into a contract to determine how the funding is used. The program provided, among other things, vegetable seeds for low-income families to grow their own food.
* The P-Patch program, providing urban gardening space, took an $18,500 hit.Mayor Mike McGinn's office had proposed cutting the $686,500 program by $67,500. The Seattle City Council restored $49,000 of that funding.
* A proposal to waive permit fees for nonprofits hosting homeless encampments was not included in the budget.
* A $75,000 opportunity fund was created to provide capital improvements to religious organizations providing shelter or other services to homeless people.
* The Emergency Services Program was nearly doubled, adding $40,000 to its existing $41,000 allotment to provide emergency hotel vouchers to get families off the streets.
* The stimulus-funded Rapid Re-Housing Program received $150,000 of city funding on top of its federal $100,000.