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Housing & Community Development Program

Department of Community and Human Services
Division: Community Services Division

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone: 206-263-9062
Fax: 206-296-0156
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Department: Community and Human Services
Adrienne Quinn, Director

Permanent Housing

Shelter Plus Care Program

The Homeless Housing Program (HHP) administers the Shelter Plus Care program in King County. Shelter Plus Care provides permanent housing linked with support services for formerly homeless households with serious mental illness, drug/alcohol addiction and/or HIV/AIDS.

Shelter Plus Care is a federally funded program that is administered by the HHP. The HHP contracts with Plymouth Housing Group to run the program, which serves clients throughout King County. Plymouth works with a variety of other agencies who provide the support and treatment services.

The purpose of the support services is to help households succeed in permanent housing and maintain their health. This type of housing program is called "permanent supportive housing". Participants in the program receive long-term monetary rental assistance and must agree to participate in appropriate treatment and to receive support services while receiving the rental assistance.

There is no annual application available for this program.

The Shelter Plus Care program is accessed through health and mental health providers and cannot be accessed through the HHP or Plymouth Housing.

Homeless Housing and Services Funds Program

The Housing and Community Development Program administers several fund sources that pay for services, rental assistance and operating support for permanent or "non time-limited" rental housing throughout King County. Funds are awarded to agencies serving homeless people in need of affordable housing with linked supportive services.

Services are intended to be geared towards the individual needs of homeless households and used to help increase housing stability. The housing units funded through these sources must be non time-limited.

The Homeless Housing and Services Fund Programs administers a number of local fund sources which are awarded to homeless housing and social service agencies through an annual Request for Proposals process in the fall (in coordination with the King County Combined Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process). For more information on the fund sources administered, click here.