About Us

Forty-five years of advocating, educating, organizing, and taking action.

The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness formed in 1979, when local shelter providers, city staff, advocates, and others who witnessed homelessness came together to advocate and direct resources to a growing crisis.

Mission: We mobilize our community to challenge systemic causes of homelessness and advocate for housing justice.

Vision: A region that acts on a shared sense of responsibility to ensure that everyone has a home.

Values: Equity, Justice, Collective Action

  • Equity: To center race in the fight for housing justice, as white supremacy and structural racism cause disparities in who experiences homelessness.
  • Justice: To uphold the dignity and civil rights of people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
  • Collective Action: To collaborate, unite, and act to build power.

The Coalition on Homelessness’ organizational members include agencies and community groups that provide emergency shelter and services, transitional housing, and permanent, supported housing to the roughly 27,000 people who are homeless in King County during one year. Local government departments, public housing authorities, professional associations, religious congregations and social action committees, and advocacy groups are also members of the Coalition, as are people who were or are homeless.

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Brutality, anger, grief, and solidarity: #BlackLivesMatter: A message from the Coalition.

We do not provide direct services or housing.

While the Coalition does not provide housing or direct services, there are other resources nearby, including Coalition member organizations.

For information about direct services, consult 2-1-1 Community Resources Online 
or call 2-1-1 or (206) 461.3200 // Toll Free 800.621.4636 // TDD 206.461.3610

Public Disclosure of Documents

The following documents are available for review: Application for Tax Exemption; Tax Exempt Status Letter under Section 501(c)(3); and Forms 990 for the most recent three years. Requests can be directed to Operations 85 S Washington St, Suite 310 Seattle, WA 98104