Hygiene Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

2018 City-funded Hygiene Services In 2018, Seattle is investing in homeless services that help people find and maintain stable housing. More emergency shelters are including basic hygiene services like showers and laundry to reduce the burden of people experiencing homelessness having to go door-to-door to meet basic needs. 21 of 22 shelter programs include hygiene […]

Mayor Durkan proposes “Building a Bridge to Housing for All”

In her first major legislation, Mayor Durkan proposed “Building a Bridge to Housing for All,” a plan to sale an underutilized City property to address Seattle’s affordability and homelessness crisis. Her plan would leverage $11 million from the sale of an underutilized City property to create urgently needed bridge housing for those in our community […]

City opens severe weather shelter at Seattle Center

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) is opening a cold weather shelter from Friday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in light of the extended forecast for overnight temperatures around freezing. The Salvation Army will run the shelter, open to all genders, at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (301 Mercer St., Seattle, […]