How Many Households is the King County Homeless Response System Serving?

The Household Served dashboards show the number of households receiving services in the homeless response system on the last day of a given month. This helps us understand how many households currently need services, and compare that to our system’s capacity to provide services.

Important Note: King County confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on February 26, 2020; local and statewide orders prohibiting large gatherings to mitigate spread were issued shortly thereafter. Our dashboards show that the overall number of households served in the homeless response system starts to decline in April 2020. Read our Data Review to learn about the primary drivers of this decline and other changes to the homeless response system during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Dashboard updates are on hold as of October 1, 2023. Click here for more information.

How do these numbers compare to the annual Point-in-Time counts? See our Measuring Homelessness Dashboard.

Explore Our Data Dashboards

Households Served

How many households are accessing the system?

Crisis Response

How well is the system meeting the need for services?

System Performance

How well is our system performing?

Rapid Re-Housing

How are rapid re-housing programs performing?

Additional Data and Reports

Coordinated Entry System

A matching service that connects people experiencing homelessness with available housing that meets their needs.

Point-in-Time Count

An estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness in our community. Note that this is widely understood to be an undercount.

Research Reports

Reports include annual evaluations of Coordinated Entry System, data reviews, and analyses.

How we’re working to reduce homelessness.

What we’ve accomplished and where we’re going.