In 2015, volunteers with the One Night Count counted 3,772 people without shelter — men, women and children living in doorways, under bridges, in campsites and in their vehicles.


There is no simple solution to homelessness, but it begins when we take
notice of the need for expanded services and affordable housing in our
community. Lend your voice — in your words, in your deeds, and in
your vote — to support services for homeless and low-income
individuals and families. Because access to safe, decent housing is not a privilege — it is a human right.


Contact your state legislator and tell them you stand with Compass Housing Alliance in support of new shelter, housing and support services for people who are homeless and low-income.

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The One Night Count

The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH) is our advocacy partner. Each year they organize the One Night Count, which counts the people who are homeless outside and in shelters and transitional housing within King County. Last year, at least 4,505 men, women, and children were without shelter during the three hour street count. This number is an increase of 19% over those found without shelter last year. To learn more about the 2016 One Night Count results, click here.

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