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 been working with partners to bring resources online and available to people experiencing homelessness. With Seattle’s shelters continuing to operate 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 as of October 31, 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 […]

Tiny House Village Update: Next Steps for Licton Springs

Background The City of Seattle’s permitted tiny house villages offer a place for unsheltered people to find stability and connect to housing resources. Each night, the villages provide more than 350 people a tiny house structure that locks, access to restrooms and showers, case management, a kitchen and a managed community. Licton Springs Village has […]

Housing Placements Up 35% for People Experiencing Homelessness in the First Six Months of 2018

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) released the results of its homelessness funding for the first six months of 2018. These results represent activity from January 1 through June 30, 2018 and show agencies receiving city funds served 18,356 households and helped 4,459 households exit to permanent housing (2,644) or maintain their housing […]