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 […]

Navigation Team & Storage

The causes and solutions to homelessness are complicated, but our goals are not.  We want to bring every person inside. Get them the services, help, and support they needs. And connect them with permanent housing.   In the last two years, the City of Seattle and King County have been working towards those goals.  We have devoted more resources to prevention, to keep […]

Severe Winter Shelter Availability

Winter Response: 8pm Jan.12 – 7am Jan.20 SEATTLE – The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) will open a Severe Weather Shelter at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall this Sunday, January 12. The shelter will be open between 8pm and 7am the following day. The shelter will operate through the morning of Monday, January 20. […]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan Celebrating Seattle City Council’s Passage of the Interlocal Agreement Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority

On December 16, 2019, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a statement thanking the City Council for the passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) and improve outcomes across our region for people experiencing homeless. “Today is a historic day. After many years of talk, today we act […]