Housing Resources

Family Law CASA does not endorse or support any of the organizations named below; the information is simply provided to assist those seeking resources. The list may not be complete and does not include those in private practice.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs: 
HUD, along with many other Federal agencies, funds programs to help persons who are homeless. Local homeless assistance agencies provide a range of services and assistance, including emergency shelter, food, housing counseling, and job training and placement assistance.
HUD Field Contact of Washington 
Seattle Regional Office 
909 First Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 
Phone: (206) 220-5268
Fax: (206) 220-5403

Seattle/King County CoC 
Lead Contact: 
Kate Speltz 
King County Department of Community and Human Services 
401 5th Avenue, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 263-9084
Fax:  (206) 296-0229
E-mail: kate.speltz@kingcounty.gov

Points of Contact for Homeless Persons: 
Eileen Denham 
Committee to End Homelessness 
P.O. Box 34215
Seattle, WA 98124-4215
Phone: (206) 684-0915  
Fax:  (206) 684-0146
Email: Eileen.Denham@seattle.gov 
Web Site: http://www.cityseattle.org

HOPWA (Housing with Persons with AIDS) Program:

The HOPWA Program was established by HUD to address the housing needs of low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Local HOPWA Programs

Downtown Emergency Service Center 
515 Third Avenue 
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 464-1570
Fax:  (206)-624-4196
Email:  dmalone@desc.org

Plymouth Housing Group 
2113 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 374-9409
Fax:  (206) 374-0602

Building Changes (formerly AIDS Housing of Wash.)
2014 East Madison, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 805-6100
Fax:  (206) 805-6101
Email: info@buildingchanges.org

Lifelong AIDS Alliance 
1002 East Seneca Street 
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 957-1717
Fax:  (206) 957-1736

Evergreen Treatment Services 
1700 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: (206) 223-3644
Email: ronjack@u.washington.edu

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Assistance 
The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) is a new program funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. HUD is awarding funds to eligible cities, counties, and states. (HUD does not provide funding directly to individuals.) Individuals needing assistance can access services from an organization in their local community once HPRP funds have been distributed. Please contact your city, county, or state grantee to find out if HPRP funds are available now, whether you are eligible to receive this assistance, and how to access it.
King County WA
Community and Human Services 
401 5th Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Carole Antoncich 
Coordinator, Homeless Housing program 
Email:  Carole.antoncich@kingcounty.gov
Phone: (206) 263-9086
Fax: (206) 296-0229

Seattle WA 
Human Services Department 
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5800
Seattle, WA 98124-4215
P.O. Box 34315
Michael Look 
CDBG Administrator 
Email: Michael.look@seattle.gov 
Phone: (206) 615-1717
Fax: (206) 621-5003

Pierce County WA
Department of Community Services
3602 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98409
Dorene Caillier
Community Services Grant Accountant 
Email: ukehaul@co.pierce.wa.us
Phone: (253) 798-6936
Fax: (253) 798-3999

Tacoma WA 
Human Rights and Human Services Department 
747 Market, Room 836 
Tacoma, WA 98402
Debbie Bergthold 
Human Services Manager 
Email: dbergtho@cityoftacoma.org
Phone: (253) 591-5042
Fax:  (253) 591-5050

Snohomish County WA 
Snohomish County Human Services Department 
3000 Rockfeller Avenue M/S 305
Everett, WA 98201
Jackie Anderson 
Grants Analyst 
Email: jackiem.anderson@co.snohomish.wa.us
Phone: (425) 388-3237
Fax: (425) 388-3504

Washington State Program 
Housing Division 
P.O. Box 42525 
Olympia, WA 98504
Kathy Kinard 
Program Manager 
Email: Kathy.kinard@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 725-2939
Fax:  (360) 586-5880

Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington

Shelters and Homeless Services:

Access to Success:
Mark Chattin
Phone: (206) 328-5943
Additional Information: Access to Success is an innovative case management program serving families in the South Seattle and South King County area. The program works with families experiencing financial difficulty for the first time. Clients may be facing home foreclosure, first time eviction and unemployment. Access to Success offers assistance with housing stabilization, financial literacy, job readiness skills, employment assistance and income stabilization. Access to medical care, mental health counseling and drug/alcohol support will be provided. Length of service varies.

Lazarus Day Center 
Annie Green 
Program Manager 
Phone: (206) 623-7219
Additional Information: The Lazarus Day Center provides a warm, safe, hospitable place with a community atmosphere for homeless and marginally housed men and women age 50 and older. On an average day, 350 individuals come through our doors seeking food and shelter. The center is open 365 days a year from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Services offered include hot lunches and snacks, clothing, restroom and shower facilities, women’s dressing room, laundry facilities, library and computer room, haircuts, drug and alcohol counseling and information and referrals. 

Matt Talbot Center 
2313 Third Avenue 
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-256-9865
Additional Information: Established in 1985, the Matt Talbot Center (MTC) is a recovery program and treatment center for the addicted, the homeless and mentally ill. Located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, the Matt Talbot Center offers hope, services and support to individuals ready to commit to their recovery with an intensive clinical outpatient treatment program offered in a Christian context. Supervised by a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDCIII), this recovery and relapse prevention program addresses the physiology, psychology, and sociology of addiction with the goal of restoring participants to healthy lives and encouraging them to take responsibility for their actions and family obligations. Programs offered include shelter housing with Immanuel Lutheran Church, individual, group, couples and family counseling, life skills classes, relapse prevention classes, women’s specific program, crisis intervention and referral services, Sunday breakfast and fellowship program and wilderness initiatives.

Solanus Casey Center
1008 James St
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 223-0907
Additional Information: Named after Father Solanus Casey, The Solanus Casey Center (a joint ministry of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, Catholic Community Services - King County and St. James Cathedral) is a drop-in daytime referral center located on First Hill that provides services to homeless persons and people just out of jail or prison. The Solanus Casey Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Noel House Programs 
Eileen McComb
Program Director
Phone: (206) 441-3210
Email: eileenm@ccsww.org

Anna Cronin
Fund Developer
Phone: (206) 456-3105
Email: annacr@ccsww.org

Noel House Shelter Congregate Housing 
Bakhita Gardens 
118 Bell Street
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 441-3210
Email: sharonp@ccsww.org
Additional Information: Our new facilities include a computer lab, library, brand new kitchen facilities, lounge area, and 24 hour access for the women we serve. The Noel House Shelter Congregate Housing is separated into twenty semi-private carrels serving homeless women for up to one year, and twenty semi-private carrels serving as permanent housing for women who have been in the shelter system the longest and have the most difficulty achieving stable housing.  On-site case managers engage with shelter clients according to their individual needs and abilities to access health care, obtain benefits, pursue education and/or employment, and explore permanent housing options.  This woman-only (no children) permanent supportive congregate housing program is the first of its kind in King County.

While women wait for a bed to become available at the main shelter, we can accommodate them through our faith-based volunteer-run shelters: 
 -St. John’s Catholic Church 
 -Temple de Hirsch Sinai 
 -Holy Rosary Catholic Church 
 -Bethany Community Church

St. Mark’s Shelter
In addition to the 40-bed shelter at Noel House and the volunteer-run shelters, the program operates a staff-run shelter for 30 women at St. Mark's Cathedral. In total, 92 homeless women receive shelter every night of the week from Noel House Programs' shelter network.

Women’s Referral Center 
Seattle has a desperate need for women’s emergency shelter. Each day, more than 180 homeless women arrive at the doors of the Women’s Referral Center seeking a safe place to stay for the night.  The Women’s Referral Center provides a place where women can wait for a bed referral and transportation to an area shelter while receiving an evening meal and accessing health and hygiene services.  The Women's Referral Center operates from 6pm to 9pm, and is located at 2030 Third Avenue in Seattle.

Women’s Wellness Center
Bridget Kubes 
Program Director 
Phone: (206) 256-0665
Email: bridgetk@ccsww.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00-4:00pm; Saturday-Sunday 7:00-2:00pm
Additional Information: The Women’s Wellness Center provides hygiene and wellness services for adult women who are homeless in downtown Seattle. All services and products are free. They include showers, laundry, first aid and resources. The center is small, but peaceful. We play music that is calming and keep our space as stress free as possible. We are able to accommodate individual needs for physical or emotional disabilities. For information about the opportunities at the WWC, please contact Program Director, Bridget Kubes at 206-256-0665.

P.O. Box 398
Kent, WA 98035-0398
Phone:  (253) 854-0077
Additional Information: The Area of Renton Interfaith Shelter Endeavor (A.R.I.S.E.) program is a year-round overnight shelter for single adult men 18 and older that directly addresses the issues of homelessness in South King County. In Partnership with Renton area churches A.R.I.S.E. provides a safe place for homeless men to sleep and receive a hot meal, as well as the opportunity to stabilize and work on self-sufficiency through case management. Men who stay at the shelter are provided with case management services focusing on addressing employment goals, mental health and CD issues, securing permanent affordable housing and health care for each individual. The shelter rotates monthly among 10 local churches. 
Intake Locations for the A.R.I.S.E. Shelter:

St Anthony’s Parish Ministry Center (314 S 4th St, Renton WA)
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
CCS - Kent Family Center (1229 W Smith St, Kent WA)  
Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
P.O. Box 398
Kent, WA 98035-0398
Phone: (253) 854-0077
Additional Information: The HOME program is a year-round overnight shelter for single adult men ages 18 and older. The HOME shelter directly address the issues of homelessness in South King County by providing a safe place for homeless men to sleep and receive a hot meal, as well as giving them the opportunity to stabilize and work on self-sufficiency through case management. Men who stay at the shelter are provided with case management services which focus on addressing employment goals, mental health and CD issues, Veterans’ services, securing permanent affordable housing and health care for each individual. The shelter rotates monthly among 17 local churches/organizations.
Intake Locations for the HOME Shelter
St Anthony’s Parish Ministry Center (314 S 4th St, Renton WA)
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CCS - Kent Family Center (1229 W Smith St, Kent WA)  
Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Shelter 
232 Warren Avenue North 
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 285-7489
Fax: (206) 285-9556
Email:  shs@ccsww.org
Additional Information: The Sacred Heart Shelter is located on lower Queen Anne and is a temporary shelter that offers a safe, home-like refuge to homeless families and single women in Seattle. Sacred Heart functions under the premise that every person is entitled to a safe place to sleep. Sacred Heart Shelter operates as a support network for people as they go through that process. The staff works with residents to develop goals, obtain health and dental care, job and parent training, childcare and ongoing support and assistance towards the ultimate goal of locating stable, permanent housing.

Transitional Housing:

Aloha Inn
1911 Aurora Avenue North 
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 283-6070
Email:  alohainn@alohainn.org
Additional Information: The Aloha Inn is a resident-managed transitional housing program for sixty-six homeless adults and couples without children.  Residents of the Aloha Inn have a chance to save money for permanent housing and get back on  their feet.  Each resident works fifteen hours per week in the program in exchange for room and board.  Residents have a direct role in the daily operations of the program and an opportunity to participate in the governance. Additional services provided include housing counseling, employment assistance, vision and dental care, counseling, drug and alcohol recovery support, computer shop and medical clinic. The Aloha Inn accepts applications twice a week on Wednesdays from 10am to noon and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. Applications are taken at:

116 Stewart Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(valid, legal picture ID required)

Harrington House
Phone: (425) 643-1434
Fax:  (425) 643-2179
Additional Information: Harrington House provides transitional housing with supportive services to eight women, 18 years and older, who are pregnant and/or parenting and homeless. Located in Bellevue, near the Crossroads Mall area, the facility is an attractive, two-story house with eight resident bedrooms, and a manager’s office area. Residents may stay up to one year to allow for long-term stability, skill development, and long-lasting change. Residents meet weekly with the case manager to review their goals and progress. In addition, residents attend weekly parenting classes every Thursday to build the bond between mother and child.  
Katherine’s and Rita’s Houses 
Phone (Katherine’s House): (253) 856-7716
Phone (Rita’s House):  (253) 833-5271
Additional Information: Katherine’s and Rita’s Houses are transitional housing programs for homeless, adult women in recovery from substance abuse. Residents may stay up to two years and each resident develops a personal success plan tailored to her individual needs. Katherine’s and Rita's House staff team consists of a full-time Program Manager, Case Manager and Life Skills Coordinator. Resident Eligibility consists of: single women, 18 years of age and older, 30-60 days clean and sober from drugs/alcohol and enrolled in out-patient treatment program.

The Salvation Army 
Seattle Social Services 
1101 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 447-9944
Hours: Mon-Tue, Thur-Fri 8:15-12:00 & 1:00-4:00; Wed 8:15-12:00 only

Emergency Financial Assistance:
Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) is designed to help low income individuals or families experiencing a financial crisis with money for: 
1. Rent in the case of an eviction. 
2. Move in assistance in form of a portion of the first month’s rent.
3. Payment of a portion of overdue utility bills (shut off notice required) 
4. Contract restricts funding to only the following zip codes: 
a. 98101
b. 98102
c. 98104
d. 98108
e. 98109
f. 98112
g. 98119
h. 98121
i. 98122
j. 98134
k. 98144
l. 98199
Additional Information: The Salvation Army takes calls for EFA every weekday morning between 8:15-9:15am; except for Wednesdays when it is between 9:00-10:00am. The phone number to call is: (206) 447-9944

Housing Support Services: 
HSS (Housing Support Services) is a city-funded program that helps prevent homelessness and provides intensive case management. Financial assistance can be provided only once a year, for no more than three consecutive years.

HSS helps low income individuals and households in: 
1. Eviction prevention.
2. Move in assistance-first month’s rent and only in certain cases, we can pay deposits. 
3. Limited utility assistance: only provided if non-payment of utilities will lead to an eviction
Additional Information: The HSS program services all zip codes in the Seattle City Limits. We can help a client, living within our zip code move outside of our zip code if this helps them attain suitable accommodation at less rent. The phone number to call for HSS is (206) 442-8365, Monday through Friday.

The Pike Street Women’s Shelter:
The Pike Street Women’s Shelter (formerly Julie Sampson Shelter) is an overnight communal shelter with 18 bunk beds.

Requirements: Serves single women only and is a strictly clean and sober facility. Applicants must complete a phone screening if eligible, will receive an intake appointment. Residents with income are required to pay a program fee.

Additional Information: Clients must leave the shelter during the day. For inquiries call (206) 447-9944.

The Catherine Booth House-confidential domestic violence shelter:
Catherine Booth House (CBH) is a confidentially located emergency shelter for those fleeing domestic violence. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for low-income single women and women with children. Stays range from 1-90 days depending on individual circumstances. Accommodation is not communal - the shelter comprises a 12-unit fully furnished and supplied apartment block where each person or family has their own apartment

Additional Information: With case managers on site 24/7, all basic needs are supplied: i.e. food, clothing, medicine, baby food and other essential supplies. Services include emotional support, individual case management, safety planning, support groups, children’s services, medical advocacy, and referrals to resources. The 24 hour crisis line for CBH is 206-324-4943.

Low-Income & Moderate-Income/Affordable Housing:

Capitol Hill Housing 

Interim office location until mid-2014
1402 Third Avenue, Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98122 
(206) 329-7303
Main Office Hours: Monday through Friday (except Holidays): 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The office is closed each day between noon and 1:00 pm. Early, late, and noontime appointments are available, but must be arranged in advance. PLEASE NOTE that the Property Management and Leasing Departments are closed to the public on Wednesdays.
Additional Information: CHHIP provides affordable apartments to low- to-middle income individuals throughout Seattle. You must be income eligible in order to quality for housing. For more information about eligibility requirements, please call the main office and press #2 for the leasing office.

Housing Resource Group (HRG)
1651 Bellevue Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 622-2893
Additional Information: HRG manages 27 apartments throughout Seattle, but primarily located on Capitol Hill, First Hill, Belltown, and Downtown Seattle. To qualify you must be income eligible, pass a background check and have a reliable source of income.

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)
2407 First Avenue, Suite 200 
Seattle, WA 98121-1311
(206) 443-9935
Additional Information:  The Low Income Housing Institute develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State. LIHI also owns and operates the Urban Rest Stop, a much-needed hygiene facility for homeless individuals and families located in downtown Seattle.

Mercy Housing
2505 Third Avenue, Suite 204
Seattle, Washington 98121
More Information: Mercy Housing serves very low-income individuals that need housing, transitioning homelessness housing, and individuals needing housing and services. Mercy Housing has developed and currently owns 44 properties (1,818 rental homes) throughout Washington, from Puget Sound cities like Bellingham, Everett, Kent, Tacoma and Olympia to central and eastern Washington towns like Yakima, Chelan and Cheney.