On November 27,2017 Mayor Tim Burgess stood with community partners to announce $34 million in funding awards for homeless services. The Human Services Department (HSD) will fund 30 agencies, who submitted proposals in a competitive process, in 98 high-performing programs to help people move into permanent housing. The awarded agencies propose to move more than twice as many people into permanent housing in 2018 than in the previous year, thereby ending their homelessness.  Further, the awards focus on addressing the specific needs of African American/Black and Native American/Alaska Native peoples, who experience homelessness at five times and seven times their representation in the overall population, respectively.

 In the funded proposals, providers outlined their strategies to move more than 7,000 households experiencing homelessness into permanent housing in 2018.  This includes 739 families and 1,094 youth and young adults. By the end of 2017, city-funded providers are projected to move 3,026 households into housing (households can be defined as one person or more living together). According to the 2017 annual point-in-time count, there are 8,746 people experiencing homeless in the City of Seattle, and 3,857 people are currently unsheltered. 

Read full RFP Awards Press Release

2018 Homeless Investments RFP Funding Awards by Agency

Guidelines and Application Instructions

Applications and Budget Forms

Appendix Documents

Technical Assistance Sessions

HSD has partnered with the Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC) to provide technical assistance for applicants who wish to respond to the Homeless Investments RFP. To schedule a technical assistance appointment, applicants should contact Nourah Yonous at Technical assistance can be provided in person, by phone or via email depending on what is mutually most appropriate and convenientApplicants may schedule one technical assistance session by appointment, and may request additional sessions based on NAC availability (priority will go toward ensuring each applicant requesting technical assistance receives at least one session). Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments as early as possible, as a high volume of requests close to the application deadline will result in limited availability