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 […]

Update: Cleaning up public spaces; removing trash and syringes

As the City of Seattle 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 resulting from the homelessness crisis. The numbers below have been updated to reflect amounts collected as of August 29, 2018. […]

Update: Navigation Team

Launched in February of 2017, the City of Seattle’s Navigation Team is comprised of specially trained police officers, field coordinators, and outreach workers who work every day to connect vulnerable people living unsheltered to services and safer spaces as well as to remove encampments that pose serious public health and safety risks. Since taking office, […]

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

aFollowing 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 […]

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 […]