Home Base

Preventing Evictions to Fight Homelessness

With 40% of Americans not able to cover a $400 emergency expense, the threat of eviction can be just one paycheck away. We know eviction is a leading cause of homelessness and 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

Who It’s Helped


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

Photo of a woman looking at the camera and smilling.

Michelle, a single mother, was able to stay in her home—without an eviction on her record—while rebuilding a life after escaping an abusive relationship.

Andy, who was working multiple jobs, was able to stay housed and avoid eviction after one of his jobs didn’t use him for a short period and he was just a few weeks behind paying rent in full.

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

$1,000,000–$2,999,999

  • Challenge Seattle – In Honor of Blake Nordstrom

$100,000–$249,999

  • Brettler Family Foundation
  • Perkins Coie Foundation

$50,000—$99,999

  • F5 Foundation
  • Weyerhaeuser

$25,000–$49,999

  • Jon Fine and Paula Selis
  • Becky and Mike Hughes
  • D.A. Davidson & Company
  • AT&T

$10,000–$24,999

  • Tom Alberg and Judi Beck
  • Ric and Kaylene Anderson
  • Scott and Patty Medén
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Aetna
  • Wendy Kaiser and Kriss Sjoblom

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Founding partners:


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