Update: Mayor Durkan’s plan to increase shelter capacity by 25 percent

Following Mayor Durkan’s announcement to increase the City of Seattle’s bridge housing and shelter units by 25 percent, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) has been working with community and agency partners to bring these resources online and available to people experiencing homelessness. With Seattle’s shelters continuing to operate near capacity on a […]

Cleaning up public spaces; removing trash and syringes

As the City moves more unsheltered people into safer places, we are working to restore public spaces that were previously encamped into safe, clean spaces. The City makes significant investments to clean up trash and waste resulting from the homelessness crisis. The numbers below reflect amounts collected as of July 25, 2018. Removing trash from […]

Update: City Permitted Villages

City of Seattle Homeless Response Seattle continues to address the crisis of homelessness by helping people living unsheltered on the streets and in tents move to safer places and toward a permanent home and better future. Often, people experiencing chronic homelessness face significant challenges in finding and accepting shelter. These challenges include traumatic or violent […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Lake Union Village

The City of Seattle hosted a community meeting on Thursday, June 28 to discuss the proposed  Lake Union Village. This post contains answers to questions that were asked at that meeting. How might pursuing tiny house villages impact the City’s federal (HUD) funding? Even though tiny house villages serve similar functions as emergency shelters do- […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Proposed South Lake Union Village

The City of Seattle is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, June 28 at the 415 Westlake event space (415 Westlake Ave.) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. City staff and the Low Income Housing Institute will be present to answer community questions and provide an update on the Aloha Village. At the community meeting on […]