Fighting Homelessness

The last Point-in-Time count showed 11,751 people experiencing homelessness in King County. That was before the pandemic hit.

That Point-in-Time count showed a 5% increase over the previous one. Family and chronic homelessness both increased. Black, Indigenous and people of color are disproportionately represented. 

To counteract racial inequities and fight the root causes of homelessness, we focus on, and invest in, partnering with organizations and service providers who address racial disparities and equity gaps as they support people experiencing homelessness.

The homelessness crisis that existed before COVID-19 has the potential to worsen if we don’t take action. Through these programs, we’re fighting homelessness now and into the future.

Two adults sit on a couch with their child sitting between them. The father has his arm around the child's shoulder. All three of them wear medical face masks

Home Base

Housing security for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

close up of an apartment door lock with a set of keys hanging from the key hole

Streets to Home

Setting people on a path of upward mobility through housing and employment.