Update: Navigation Team continues critical outreach during COVID-19

For weeks, the City and County have deployed unprecedented resources and measures to help those experiencing homelessness during this public health emergency. The City’s Navigation Team is a part of that effort and continues to conduct critical outreach to vulnerable people living unsheltered during the COVID-19 response.   Since the first case of COVID was confirmed in King County, the team has focused exclusively on getting important public health information out […]

Update: City and Northlake Tiny House Village residents reach agreement

The City of Seattle announced it has reached an agreement with Nickelsville residents of the Northlake Tiny House Village that will allow residents to stay in place through June 1. The City and Nickelsville have agreed to continue operations of Northlake under conditions that will allow site access for the City’s public health, safety, and service providers. This […]

COVID 19 Response: Update on City efforts to expand shelter, hygiene, and outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness

The City of Seattle has been working to provide more resources for people living unsheltered leading up to and during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The City’s Human Services Department (HSD) has been in close partnership with the King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC), and City […]

Navigation Team data update

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) has released Quarter 4 (Q4) performance metrics for the City of Seattle’s Navigation Team, which is comprised of contracted outreach workers, System Navigators (City outreach workers), Field Coordinators, and police officers that work to connect our neighbors experiencing homelessness to shelter and support services, while removing unsafe encampments with […]

Recap: January Severe Weather Response

Earlier this month, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) put into action its severe winter weather response plan to create safe and warm places for people in need during the cold weather and storms. This action, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, created 450 additional beds for people living unsheltered. HSD opened […]