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 […]

HOPE Team releases mid-year report, Q2 data shows the most shelter referrals and enrollments ever recorded by the Human Services Department

Yesterday, the HOPE Team submitted its 2021 Statement of Legislative Intent (SLI) report to Seattle City Council providing Quarter 1 (Q1) and Quarter 2 (Q2) data outcomes for the Human Services Department’s (HSD) new outreach coordination team. The results show that in Q2 (April – June) of this year, the HOPE Team referred the most individuals to shelter and had the most confirmed enrollments into shelter ever recorded by City efforts.  Quarter 2 Outreach Outcomes   In Q2, the HOPE Team made 432 […]