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Homeless Needs Assessment

During the late evening of April 13, 2009, more than 500 volunteers set out to survey unsheltered homeless people in Seattle to gain a better understanding of the needs of people who are homeless and the barriers they face to finding permanent housing. The Homeless Needs Assessment was a joint effort coordinated by the city of Seattle, United Way of King County and the Committee to End Homelessness in King County. Read the report on findings released in November 2009.


A Roof over Every Bed in King County:
Our Community's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness

The plan is available to download in summary, supporting materials and complete versions at the Committee to End Homelessness in King County's website.


Housing First: A Solution to End Chronic Homelessness

Housing First is an innovative approach to engage and rapidly house individuals who are homeless into permanent supportive housing then to provide intensive and flexible services to stabilize and support housing tenure. More ...


Sound Families, a program to develop new housing with support services for homeless families, or families in danger of becoming homeless in Washington's King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, was made possible by a $40 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the program funded a portion of capital costs and a portion of service costs for the first five years of project operations.

To be considered, applicants must have had experience in developing, owning and managing housing for families with children, as well as providing stabilization services for families in crisis. Existing nonprofit housing development agencies formed partnerships with service providers to propose housing with supportive services for families.

Sound Families has completed all funding and applications are no longer being accepted.

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