Severe Weather Emergency Shelter Services Extended to January 16th

The King County Department of Community and Human Services is extending its expansion of 50 additional emergency shelter beds at the King County Administration Building in light of continued freezing temperatures and snow. King County’s Severe Weather Shelter will be open Thursday night, January 16th, with expanded capacity for 50 people who identify as men. …

Count Us In 2020

Written by: Felicia Salcedo, All Home The All Home team is hard at work planning Count Us In 2020, King County’s Annual Point in Time Count (PIT) of persons experiencing homelessness across King County. This year’s count will take place from 2-6am on Friday, January 24. The purpose of the annual PIT Count is to…

Multiple DCHS Projects Featured in King County's Top 19 Accomplishments in 2019

King County is Moving Forward King County Executive Dow Constantine has released a list of the top 19 accomplishments which highlight just some of the work King County has done in 2019. At the Department of Community and Human Services, we are proud and honored to have some of our amazing projects featured in this…

Issaquah Place apartment homes

How We Use Data to Combat Racial Disparities in Homeless Housing

Written by: Victoria Ewing, Evaluator, Homeless and Housing Understanding and Improving Coordinated Entry Prioritization Over the past year, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has partnered with C4 Innovations to analyze the racial equity impact of homeless housing prioritization tools used across the country. C4’s report, published in October 2019, found that one…

Homeless to Housed: Eagle Village prepares to open in Sodo

Up to 30 people currently in shelters or on the streets will move to safe housing in November as King County and Chief Seattle Club prepare to open the doors to Eagle Village. King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Colleen Echohawk and members of Chief Seattle Club in celebrating the completion of a new housing…

Housing Connector: Connecting landlords with vacant apartments to people who most need housing

In a tight rental market, competition is keen for every affordable unit that becomes available.  Finding an affordable unit can be a challenge for anyone, but there are additional barriers that can make that challenge even greater:  Lack of a credit history or poor credit. A prior eviction. Previous justice system involvement. Currently homeless. Any…