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.

A Partnership of the Seattle Mariners and United Way.

The Seattle Mariners have made a catalytic gift that combines emergency funds to bring tenants up to date with the volunteer power of the King County Bar Association to represent them.


How It Works


In most cases last year, eviction was initiated less than one month after a missed rent payment. Home Base provides:

  • 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

  • John W. Stanton and Theresa E. Gillespie
  • Challenge Seattle – In Honor of Blake Nordstrom

$500,000–$999,999

  • Christopher R. Larson

$100,000–$249,999

  • Rob and Cori Glaser

$50,000–$99,000

  • Nintendo of America Inc.

$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
  • Kevin and Shannon Mather
  • Tom Alberg and Judi Beck
  • Ric and Kaylene Anderson
  • Howard and Grace Lincoln

In partnership with the Seattle Mariners and United Way