Housing Assistance

This guide has links to programs and resources to help if you’re experiencing homelessness or the threat of losing your housing. Here you can connect with shelter, safety, and support.

Homeless Shelters

Need housing tonight? This directory lists all the shelters in Washington State that offer emergency housing. Head in, or if you can, call ahead to check availability.

Homeless shelter directory

Shelters and emergency housing resources by county

Domestic Violence Emergency Shelters

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, use this link to find safe housing, emotional support, safety planning, and mental health counseling.

List of emergency shelters and advocacy services

Food Assistance

Find free hot meals and groceries and apply for food assistance through the state.

Pick up free groceries at a food bank

Sites serving free hot meals

Apply for Basic Food

Find Meals for Kids

Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline for more help and resources on obtaining food

Resources for Youth and Young Adults

Youth under 18 and young adults between the ages 18 to 24 can get assistance with temporary housing, permanency planning, rent assistance, and case management through the Office of Homeless Youth.

Learn more about the Office of Homeless Youth programs

List of contracted service providers

Youth and Young Adult Eviction Rent Assistance Program

Washington 2-1-1

2-1-1 connects you to community services located throughout the state. Dial 2-1-1 or visit the Washington 2-1-1 website to find help with shelter, food, clothing, rent and more.

Washington 2-1-1

How 2-1-1 works

Helpful tips for more concise and relevant search results

Department of Commerce Homeless Assistance

Find quick housing if you’re experiencing homelessness as a family or adult. Get rent assistance and learn what to do if you’ve received an eviction notice.

Find housing for families and adults through coordinated entry sites

What to do if you received an eviction notice

Eviction Rent Assistance Program

Learn about your rights as a renter and get legal help