Home Base

With 40% of Americans not able to cover a $400 emergency expense, the threat of eviction can be just one paycheck away. We know that stopping the pipeline into homelessness is critical to fighting our community’s current crisis.

In most cases last year, eviction was initiated less than one month after a missed rent payment. We know that tenants with lawyers have a better chance of reaching agreement with landlords so they can stay in their homes — and avoid having an eviction on their record, which leads to increased homelessness.


How It Works


Thanks to a catalytic gift from the Seattle Mariners, Home Base is providing:

  • One-time emergency funds to pay rent
  • Support of a social worker to connect to other services and develop a long-term plan
  • Volunteer legal representation to help navigate the process

Meet Jodah. After a 3-month hospital stay, the program helped him avoid eviction and stay in his home.


Our Goal


Reduce the Number of Unsheltered People by 50%

When people have access to emergency funds and representation, we all win—tenants stay in their homes, landlords receive their due and there are fewer people living on the streets.

With your support, we can help families avert crisis and stay in their homes.


Home Base Honor Roll

With support from these generous donors, we are helping people stay in their homes.

$3 Million +

  • Seattle Mariners
  • Microsoft

$999,999–$2,999,999

  • Challenge Seattle – In Honor of Blake Nordstrom

$100,000–$249,999

  • Brettler Family Foundation

$25,000–$49,999

  • Becky and Mike Hughes
  • D.A. Davidson & Company

$10,000–$24,999

  • Jon Fine and Paula Selis
  • Mikal and Lynn Thomsen
  • Tom Alberg and Judi Beck
  • Ric and Kaylene Anderson

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