02/10/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 20:16
The City of Seattle is nearly doubling its funding for homeless services in 2018 to help women find and maintain stable housing. Women are most often served in homelessness prevention, diversion and rapid rehousing programs. Over 65% of the households served by these programs are led by women.
The City of Seattle also supports emergency services for women experiencing homelessness. Seattle and Catholic Housing Services have partnered in funding the Women's Referral Center which connects over 850 women to shelter and supportive services every year. In our city-funded emergency shelters, of which over 60% serve women and their partners or families, the Human Services Department is working to ensure that 100% of shelter beds are filled every night.
Investments in Women's Emergency Services
Investments in Services that Benefit Women
|Service||Percentage of Female Households of Total Served||2017 Funding||2018 Funding|
|Homelessness Prevention||65%||$1.2 million||$2.5 million|
|Homelessness Diversion||68%||$737,000||$1.9 million|
|Rapid Rehousing||72%||$2.9 million||$4.3 million|