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Seattle, King County unsheltered homelessness continues to rise

 Mayor Ed Murray and over 1,000 volunteers spent the early hours of Friday participating in the One Night Count to survey Seattle and King County, estimating how many people were sleeping outside, in tents and vehicles, without access to shelter. As expected, the numbers of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness are on the rise. In Seattle, […]


Seattle to open safe lots for homeless families and individuals living in vehicles

In response to the continued crisis of homelessness on the streets of Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray issued an emergency order to expedite the siting of two safe lots in Ballard and Delridge for homeless individuals and families living in recreational vehicles and cars. “These are not long term solutions to end homelessness, but temporary locations that […]


HSD announces $620,000 in homeless assistance funding

Seattle Human Services Department announces $620,000 in homeless assistance funding Seattle, WA –City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced $620,000 of funding available to nonprofit agencies to provide Rapid Rehousing services for non-chronically homeless single adults to ensure that these instances of homelessness are rare, brief and occur only one time. Eligible activities include short-term […]


Seattle /King County receives record $28 million in federal homeless assistance grants

Award includes $3.6 million in new money for permanent supportive housing and increased homeless housing and services renewal funds SEATTLE – A record $28 million in federal homeless assistance funds was awarded jointly to the City of Seattle and King County, including over $3.6 million to create new housing opportunities for over 200 people across […]


What is Safe Harbors?

Safe Harbors is King County’s web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) used to measure the extent of homelessness in our community. Data collected is used to create statements of need to funders at the local, state and federal levels through a variety of reports created from the information collected by our partner programs. Safe Harbors […]


$200K to Mary’s Place for homeless families

Shelter and services for homeless families will begin in April at Mary’s Place. The Seattle Human Services Department announced on February 28, 2014 the award of $200,000 to Mary’s Place for a basic shelter for homeless families in Seattle.  Mary’s Place was awarded the funding, which came from a City Council addition to the department’s […]


YouthCare awarded $250K for employment training

The Seattle Human Services Department announced on March 24, 2014 the award of $250,000 to YouthCare for its Youth Build education and employment training services. YouthCare was awarded the funding in a competitive “Letter of Intent” funding process. Youth Build will provide education and employment training services to low-income black/African American, Latino, Native American and […]


January edition of Life Lines newsletter

Check out the January edition of HSD’s Life Lines newsletter!


Seattle Channel features homelessness

The Seattle Channel this week features the City and county’s response to homelessness on the program “City Inside/Out.” See the video here. Among the featured guests is the Seattle Human Services Department Interim Director Catherine Lester. The program explores the issue of homelessness and the region’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness, including the City’s […]


Plan to end homelessness for young people

Earlier this month, the Committee to End Homelessness released to the public the Comprehensive Plan to Prevent and End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in King County. The result of several months of working with community stakeholders, providers, funders and youth and young adults, the comprehensive plan identifies the community’s vision to end homelessness among […]

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