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For People Experiencing Homelessness

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Shelter & Crisis Response

KCHA does not provide emergency housing or shelter for people experiencing homelessness. For homelessness services, please contact the Regional Homelessness Authority or call 211.

Housing Solves Homelessness

Every community has a responsibility to help prevent homelessness and ensure that people experiencing homelessness have a pathway to stability, dignity, and hope.  

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is a partner in solving the regional crisis of homelessness, through prevention, advocacy, access to affordable housing, and services that create economic opportunities for low-income residents.  

As a partner, KCHA works to ensure that people coming from homelessness into our housing communities have the support services that they need to stay housed. Some housing vouchers are specifically meant for people coming from homelessness. Our education initiatives also work to prevent homelessness, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our residents and voucher-holders stay stably housed.

For Homeless Veterans

Working with the United States departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, KCHA administers over 850 Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Housing Choice vouchers for homeless veterans and their families. These vouchers provide permanent housing and case management supports for eligible homeless Veterans and their families. To learn more about these vouchers and other VA and community housing programs, call 877-424-3838. Veterans can also obtain a voucher program referral from a case manager in another VA program, from a community-based program, or locally through King County’s Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) system.

In addition to the voucher program, two other agencies also have veteran-specific programs for which you may qualify:

For Homeless Single Adults, Young Adults, Couples & Families

King County’s Coordinated Entry program serves all people experiencing homelessness, connecting them to the housing support services and resources that best meet their needs. Please contact Coordinated Entry if you are: 

  • Living and sleeping outside.
  • Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation.
  • Staying in a shelter or transitional housing.
  • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence. This means you or your family are afraid to return to your home, or are experiencing dangerous or life threatening conditions at home. This may be related to abuse, stalking, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, other physical assault, or human trafficking.
  • Leaving a jail, prison, a psychiatric hospital, medical hospital, or a drug/alcohol treatment program where you lived for up to 90 days – and you were in shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution.

The Coordinated Entry website has more information about what to do next. For other crisis response resources, call 211.

Main Office
600 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 574‑1100
Fax: (206) 574‑1104
TDD: (800) 833‑6388

Section 8 Office
700 Andover Park W.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Tel: (206) 214‑1300
Fax: (206) 243‑5927

Central Applications Center — Subsidized Housing
Tel: (206) 574‑1248
Fax: (206) 574‑1241