Update regarding Camp Second Chance, Georgetown and Othello Villages

The City of Seattle’s Human Service Department (HSD) has announced Camp Second Chance, Georgetown Village, and Othello Village will be temporarily re-permitted for an additional six months. During this time, the City will develop a long-term strategy for these sites with community input that will serve residents of villages and the surrounding community. Homelessness remains […]

City Update on Severe Weather Resources

The City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) has expanded emergency resources in response to the winter weather event that is impacting the Seattle region, opening over 550 emergency beds during the snowstorms. The City strongly encourages all individuals living unsheltered to utilize these shelter resources during these storms. HSD has activated the following resources […]

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 by creating 500 safer spaces, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) has worked with partners to bring resources online and available to people experiencing homelessness. With Seattle’s shelters operating at or near capacity on a nightly […]

Update: Cleaning up public spaces; removing trash and syringes

The City of Seattle makes significant investments to clean up trash resulting from the homelessness crisis. The numbers below have been updated to reflect amounts collected during all of 2018. Removing Trash from Unmanaged Encampments: In 2017, City removed 3,205 tons (6,410,000 pounds) of garbage and waste from unmanaged encampments. In 2018, the City has removed more than […]

Seattle Rental Housing Assistance Pilot Helps People Remain in Homes

Due to increasing rent and chronic illness, Sarah Childs feared that she would become homeless before she received her Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8). Through the Seattle Rental Housing Assistance Pilot, Ms. Childs and her family received financial assistance to help them remain housed. Read more about her story here. The Human Services Department […]