Homelessness Statistics for King, WA

, Washington

Total Homeless persons in King County Washington in 2019

11,199

There are an estimated 11,199 homeless individuals in King County Washington. That is a -8% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

2388

There are 2388 in King that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

63

There are 63 in King that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

3583

There are 2388 in King that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

5165

There are 2388 in King that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

744

There are 744 in King that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

19

There are 19 in King that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in King County Washington in 2019

763

There are an estimated 11,199 homeless individuals in King County Washington. That is a -8% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in King County Washington

Total Chronic Homeless in King County Washington

2034

There are -1403 less homeless individuals in King County Washington than in 2018. That is a -41% drop .

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

1143

There are 744 in King that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

891

There are 19 in King that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in King County Washington

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Sheltered

365

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Unsheltered

465

Total Veteran Homeless

830

There are more homeless individuals in King County Washington than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in King County Washington

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

353

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

736

Total Homeless Youth

1089

There are -429 more homeless youths in King County Washington than in 2018. That is a -28% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in King County Washington

15,489

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in King County Washington

40

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 4540 emergency shelter beds in King County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 2129 Transitional Housing beds in King County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 6066 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in King County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 1102 Rapid Re-Housing beds in King County.

King, Washington Homeless Shelters and Services

40 Listings in city

Compass Center - Compass Housing Alliance

Compass Center - Compass Housing Alliance

Seattle, WA

The Compass Center building hosts three different emergency services programs that are all open and free to any in the community who need to connect to resources. The Compass Center building is locate [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 27, 2020
Mamma's Hands

Mamma's Hands

Fall City, WA

Mobile Soup Kitchen and Women & Children Crisis Shelter [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 25, 2010
Multi-Service Center & Shelter

Multi-Service Center & Shelter

Federal Way, WA

Office Hours:Monday – Friday8:30am-5pmClosed Federal HolidaysAll offices close at 3:30pm on the 15th of each month.Multi-Service Center (MSC) [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 6, 2018
Noel House Women's Referral Center

Noel House Women's Referral Center

Seattle, WA

(206)441-3210 - 24 hour phone number.Noel House Programs provides safe, comfortable shelter to a diverse community of homeless women, particularly those most vulnerable. We strive to creat [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 15, 2018
Sacred Heart Shelter

Sacred Heart Shelter

Seattle, WA

Shelter for families. Families (single-parent or 2-parent) with children 13 and under. (Single fathers with children OK.) The Sacred Heart Shelter is located on lower Queen Anne and is a [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 26, 2019
Saint Martin dePorres Shelter

Saint Martin dePorres Shelter

Seattle, WA

Shelter for older homeless men (age 50+).Walk in daily 6:30pm. Men are bussed from Lazarus Center to shelter. ID required.St. Martin de Porres Shelter provides safe and dignif [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
Salvation Army Women's Shelter

Salvation Army Women's Shelter

Seattle, WA

Shelter for single women age 18+. The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter, located in Seattle on Capitol Hill, is a low-barrier, housing-first shelter program that has been a safe haven for co [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 13, 2019
Bread of Life Mission

Bread of Life Mission

Seattle, WA

Provides and Overnight Shelter and a Day ShelterWalk in to register. Mondays through Fridays 9:30am to 3pm. Chapel attendance required. First 2 nights free.Overnight Shelter [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
Seattle Indian Center

Seattle Indian Center

Seattle, WA

Emergency motel voucher program for families.Hours:Mondays through Fridays 9am to 5pm. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 22, 2021
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission - Shelter for Men

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission - Shelter for Men

Seattle, WA

Shelter facilities for men.Emergency mealsWe serve men at our downtown shelter by providing 3 daily meals:    Breakfast: 7:30am, 8:15am and 9:00am &nb [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 1, 2016
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission - Hope Place Shelter

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission - Hope Place Shelter

Seattle, WA

Women and Children's ShelterCall for a telephone screening. Mondays through Fridays 8:30am to 9am. Call as close to 8:30am as possible. Only serves women or women with children [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 1, 2016
Salvation Army William Booth Center

Salvation Army William Booth Center

Seattle, WA

Provides housing for homeless men through a variety of programs, including but not limited to Veterans, students in Fare Start (non-profit culinary school for homeless), walk-ins not accepted) [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 1, 2016
YWCA Emergency Shelter

YWCA Emergency Shelter

Seattle, WA

Emergency shelter for women with or without children.24 hour emergency shelter in downtown Seattle.45 day emergency shelter. Clients have their own room and are encouraged to m [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 8, 2017
Emergency Family Shelter

Emergency Family Shelter

Seattle, WA

Seattle Union Gospel Mission Emergency Family Shelter. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 1, 2016
Mamma's Hands, House of Hope

Mamma's Hands, House of Hope

Preston, WA

Mamma’s Hands serves hundreds of homeless single adults and families annually through our two programs, Phone Home and the House of Hope. The House of Hope in western Washington, provide [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 3, 2019
Eastside Emergency Shelter - The Sophia Way

Eastside Emergency Shelter - The Sophia Way

Kirkland, WA

For Single Adult WomenLocation: Lakeside Christian Church, 701 1st Street, Kirkland, WA 98033Hours: Every night, 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. (Please do not [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 25, 2019
Congregations for the Homeless

Congregations for the Homeless

Bellevue, WA

The Eastside Men’s Shelter (EMS) operates year round and is an emergency overnight shelter providing men safety. Men in the shelter are provided with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. The traine [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 30, 2020
ARISE Shelter  Renton

ARISE Shelter Renton

Renton, WA

Location: St Anthony's Parish Ministry Center. Intake location for the ARISE Shelter. Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ARISE Program A dedicated CCS case manager wo [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 15, 2015
ARISE Shelter Kent

ARISE Shelter Kent

Kent, WA

By AppointmentCall (253) 854-0077 x5104Location: CCS - Kent Family Center. Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 14, 2018
You Belong Community

You Belong Community

Woodinville, WA

You Belong Community is a housing program for women transitioning out of homelessness. We exist to provide a place where you belong, just as you are. A space where healing [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 14, 2020
Men's Eastside Winter Shelter

Men's Eastside Winter Shelter

Bellevue, WA

Winter ShelterHours of OperationOvernight services will be from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Men are allowed on site beginning at 7:00 pmBus Route: 271 bus, which stops at 116 Ave NE an [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 13, 2016
REACH OUT Homeless Winter Shelter Program

REACH OUT Homeless Winter Shelter Program

Kent, WA

REACH OUT Homeless Winter Shelter Programs provide shelter, daily meals and case management services to homeless adults in South King County. The program is operated during the winter months and relie [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 12, 2019
Federal Way Day Center

Federal Way Day Center

Federal Way, WA

The Federal Way Day Center opened in December 2016. It provides a welcoming space to adults who are homeless and vulnerably housed.  The Day Center offers showers, laundry, computers, phones, mai [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 13, 2018
Aloha Inn

Aloha Inn

Seattle, WA

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 housin [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 1, 2020
Downtown Emergency Service Center - DESC Seatle

Downtown Emergency Service Center - DESC Seatle

Seattle, WA

Walk in daily. Hours: 8am to 4:45pm. For Men: Serves men 60+ or any adult vulnerable due to mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency and/or medical condition. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
Home Program Kent WA

Home Program Kent WA

Kent, WA

Intake Location for the HOME program:CCS-Kent Family Center1229 W Smith St, Kent WAIntake hours: Mondays through Fridays 1pm to 2pm. The HOME program is a year-roun [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 19, 2018
King County Men’s Winter Shelter  - 500 4th Avenue

King County Men’s Winter Shelter - 500 4th Avenue

Seattle, WA

Location:  King County Administration Building – 500 4th Avenue Downtown Seattle (Between Jefferson and James)Operator:  The Salvation ArmyCapacity:  100 menHours:&n [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
King County Men’s Winter Shelter  – 420 4th Avenue (Pets Welcomed)

King County Men’s Winter Shelter – 420 4th Avenue (Pets Welcomed)

Seattle, WA

Open Every Night In The Winter    Location:        420 4th Avenue, Seattle (Between Jefferson and James)    Operator:  [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
Seattle City Hall Shelter

Seattle City Hall Shelter

Seattle, WA

Enter through the clear doors near Cherry St.  In person intake only. Line up no earlier than 7pm. Intake: 7pm-7am or until full.Provides shelter for 75 men and women, staffed b [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
Mary's Place Seattle

Mary's Place Seattle

Seattle, WA

206-245-1026 is coordinated intake for emergency shelter for families (with children), this is a 24 hour lineOffice hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 5pm. Shelter for families an [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 26, 2018
REACH Center of Hope

REACH Center of Hope

Renton, WA

The REACH Center of Hope is a day center and night shelter for homeless women and children including boys over 12. The Center of Hope partners with a number of agencies to ensure that our clients are [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 5, 2016
Roots Young Adult Shelter

Roots Young Adult Shelter

Seattle, WA

ROOTS provides safe emergency overnight shelter for young adults ages 18-25.To Access Shelter:People seeking shelter can call 206-632-1635 or come to our door between 8:00PM and 8:30 [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 20, 2016
The New Bethlehem Day Center

The New Bethlehem Day Center

Kirkland, WA

Hours of operation: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Sundays through Thursdays.The New Bethlehem Day Center provides families (adults with children under 18) experiencing homelessness with essential se [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 28, 2017
Mamma's Hands, House of Hope

Mamma's Hands, House of Hope

Bellevue, WA

The House of Hope is located 40 miles east of Seattle. It is a shelter for women with children in crisis. We have three beautiful homes on 15 acres. We provide a peaceful environment ful [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 11, 2017
Compass Housing Alliance’s Blaine Center Men’s Shelter

Compass Housing Alliance’s Blaine Center Men’s Shelter

Seattle, WA

Blaine Center is a 24-hour enhanced shelter program that provides on-site housing navigation support, case management services, and skill set developme [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 27, 2020
Compass Housing Alliance’s Jan & Peter’s Place Women’s Shelter

Compass Housing Alliance’s Jan & Peter’s Place Women’s Shelter

Seattle, WA

Jan & Peter’s Place is a 24-hour enhanced shelter program that provides on-site housing navigation support, case management services, and skill set development opportunities for 50 women. Guests [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 15, 2018
Jubilee Women's Center

Jubilee Women's Center

Seattle, WA

Eligibility Requirements Please take a moment to review these program requirements to help you decide if Jubilee is an appropriate program fit for you. To qua [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 24, 2018
Arcadia Shelter

Arcadia Shelter

Auburn, WA

Arcadia Shelter is open to young adults ages 12 - 24 years old. Our extended morning shelter is open to all overnight clients weekdays, 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Breakfast is served to all clients, and cas [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 3, 2018
Sophia's Place

Sophia's Place

Bellevue, WA

Offers immediate needs and services WHEN: Every day, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. BUS ROUTE: 249 FACILITIES: Showers and laundry; no [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 18, 2019
Damascus Home Community Center

Damascus Home Community Center

Des Moines, WA

Our hours are from 9-5, Mon. thru Fri. We have transitional housing, we have a Dignity program. Its a six month program designed to help build confidence and help people get back [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 6, 2020

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
3281
3772
3038
31


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


966
9


461
351


499
109


313
388
2015 Total 10,122 975 812 608 701
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
3299
4449
2926
56


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


904
28


427
358


536
120


389
335
2016 Total 10,730 932 785 656 724
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
3406
5404
2752
81


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


883
22


704
1779


636
693


356
1142
2017 Total 11,643 905 2,483 1,329 1,498
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
3247
6241
2545
79


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


757
25


939
2498


392
529


384
1134
2018 Total 12,112 782 3,437 921 1,518
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
3583
5165
2388
63


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


744
19


1143
891


365
465


353
736
2019 Total 11,199 763 2,034 830 1,089
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 140 4.8% 9330 30.5% 94.1%
2016 144 5.2% 11393 30.2% 94.1%
2017 146 5.8% 11897 33.9% 95.1%
2018 141 5.9% 12312 35.1% 95.4%
2019 139 8.7% 12898 38.1% 96.2%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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