City, Human Services Department prepares its winter emergency response plan

King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) will lead the severe weather sheltering response starting January 1, 2022 As in year’s past, the Human Services Department, in coordination with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and City departments, has prepared its emergency sheltering response in the event of a major snowstorm or severe cold weather event this year.    […]

Benu Community Home and Friendship Heights Tiny House Village open, adding 197 new units of non-congregate shelter

The City of Seattle has opened over 350 new units of non-congregate shelter over the last three months  Today, the Human Services Department (HSD) announced the opening of two new shelters for people experiencing homelessness, Benu Community Home, a 24/7 enhanced shelter, and Friendship Heights Tiny House Village. Together, they are anticipated to serve over 200 people experiencing homelessness providing wraparound onsite services and a pathway to permanent housing. These projects continue the recent surge in […]

Expansion of Interbay Tiny House Village provides 30 new units of shelter

The expansion continues the City’s successful partnership with the Port of Seattle  Today, the Human Services Department (HSD) announced the completion of the planned expansion of Interbay Tiny House Village, adding a new hygiene station and 30 new units of shelter which will serve up to an additional 35 people. This project is a continuation of the partnership […]

City, HOPE Team partner with JustCARE to connect 33 individuals to shelter at Pioneer Square Pergola

Seattle Parks and Recreation to restore the public space for a future community activation After two months of engagement, a JustCARE-led effort at the Pioneer Square Pergola, in partnership with the Human Service Department’s HOPE Team, resulted in 33 shelter referrals to City-funded JustCARE hotel rooms and HOPE Team shelter resources. The City’s collaboration at this location with the Public Defender Association’s (PDA) JustCARE program […]

Rosie’s Tiny House Village Opens, Adds 36 New Units of Shelter

A partnership between the City, Sound Transit, and LIHI, Rosie’s Tiny House Village will provide on-site wrap-around services including case management and housing navigation to help people end their experience with homelessness Today, the Human Services Department (HSD) announced the opening of Rosie’s Tiny House Village in the University District, which adds 36 new units […]