Resources

The Regional Homelessness Authority does not provide direct social services or referrals to housing, shelter, or other resources.

The following links and information may be of help to you, but we cannot guarantee access to services. We acknowledge that the process of seeking help can be frustrating and time consuming, and we are determined to improve the system so that it is more accessible and responsive to the diverse needs of people experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. 

You can reach the 24 hour crisis line at 866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222, TDD 206-461-3219

King County 2-1-1

King County’s Community Information Line (2-1-1) has people available to provide information and referrals to shelters and services by phone or text Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Interpreter services are available. Call 2-1-1 or (206) 461.3200 // Toll Free 800.621.4636 // TDD 206.461.3610. Also at www.wa211.orgNote: due to high demand, 2-1-1 often experiences long hold times.

2-1-1 Community Resources Online provides updated brochures on emergency shelters, services, and other resources in King County.

King County Coordinated Entry for All and local service access points.

Real Change Emerald City Resource Guide, a searchable directory covering the Greater Seattle Area

Health Care

King County Healthcare for the Homeless Network

Mobile medical care for people living homeless

Hotlines for Intimate Partner Violence, Veterans, and Teens

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-562-6025 (24 hours a day, every day) 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) (24 hours a day, every day)

National Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (24 hours a day, every day)

TeenLink 1-866-TEENLINK (866-833-6546) is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental helpline answered by trained teen volunteers in King County from 6:00-10:00 p.m. every day. 

Advocacy

We Are In King County

Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance

Housing Assistance

City of Seattle affordable housing assistance

King County eviction prevention and rent assistance

People facing eviction can contact the Housing Justice Project by email at hjpstaff@kcba.org

Housing Connector for landlords and property owners

COVID-19

Vaccine scheduling for service provider staff and clients, email MobileVx@kingcounty.gov or call 206-263-3394

Data dashboard of COVID-19 cases among peope expeiencing homelessness

King County Isolation and Quarantine (I&Q) facilities may be available for people who do not have a suitable place to isolate or quarantine. Going to an I&Q facility is voluntary, and staying there is voluntary

CDC interim guidance for homeless service providers

National Resources

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Low Income Housing Coalition

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Eviction Lab data and research

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