homeless outreach
HOUSING INSECURITY

Safe, habitable and affordable housing is a basic need. Whether you are renting or buying, a home should not be an insurmountable obstacle. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is currently a HUD certified housing program that offers numerous related workshops and courses. 

In addition, ULMS’s Housing Department provides direct service programs and resources to individuals and families who seek assistance with removing barriers preventing them from accessing safe, sanitary, and permanent housing.

TEMPORARY SHELTER
STREETS TO HOME

Whether a result of domestic violence, medical challenges, job loss or any other obstacle, when someone becomes homeless, it is a true personal crisis. With the support of United Way, Streets to Home connects individuals and their families who are experiencing homelessness to the resources they need to access permanent, safe, and sanitary housing again.

The Streets to Home program does not discriminate on the basis of race, age or gender. Any individual seeking temporary shelter may participate. 

Individuals in the Streets to Home program can expect to receive the following participation benefits:

  • Temporary Housing
  • Moving Assistance
  • Employment Assistance Opportunities
  • Flexible Dollars for Individual Support (i.e – security deposits, bus passes, etc. Flexible dollars are allocated on a case by case basis)
  • Full Access to related ULMS Programs & Services

All individuals interested in participating in the Streets to Home program must complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle main office in person at 105 14th Ave, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122 and receive an intake packet. If you are unable to visit us in person, you may also call 206.461.3792 and request an intake packet to be sent to you via email. 
  2. Return your completed intake packet to the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle main office. If you cannot make it in person, you may scan and digitally email your intake packet to info@urbanleague.org
  3. Meet with a member of the Housing Staff to assess and review your intake packet. Upon review of your submitted documents, the Housing staff member reviewing your intake packet will assist you with entering the program. 

If you have completed an intake packet at the ULMS main office within the past year (in relation to any ULMS service or program), you do not need to complete another intake packet unless your primary contact, address, or otherwise pertinent information has changed.

housing for men
HARDER HOUSE

Harder House is an independent living facility owned by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle for the sole purpose of providing young men who have aged out of the foster care system (or who are currently experiencing homelessness) with transitional housing. 

The Harder House program does not discriminate on the basis of race. However, any individual seeking to enter the Harder House program must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 – 24 Years of age
  • Male

Harder House is open to all individuals of diverse backgrounds, including those who have been formerly justice involved. However, individuals with severe criminal histories may not be eligible to participate in the Harder House program. 

 

Individuals currently living in the Harder House may stay for a period of up to two years

In addition, participants in the Harder House program may expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Moving Assistance
  • Employment Assistance Opportunities
  • Assistance with Meeting Standard Permanent Housing Requirements
  • Full Access to related ULMS Programs & Services

All individuals interested in participating in the Harder House program must complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle main office in person at 105 14th Ave, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122 and receive an intake packet. If you are unable to visit us in person, you may also call 206.461.3792 and request an intake packet to be sent to you via email. 
  2. Return your completed intake packet to the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle main office. If you cannot make it in person, you may scan and digitally email your intake packet to info@urbanleague.org
  3. Meet with a member of the Housing Staff to assess and review your intake packet. Upon review of your submitted documents, the Housing staff member reviewing your intake packet will assist you with entering the program. 

If you have completed an intake packet at the ULMS main office within the past year (in relation to any ULMS service or program), you do not need to complete another intake packet unless your primary contact, address, or otherwise pertinent information has changed.

vehicle housing
ROAD 2 HOUSING

The Safe Parking pilot program was designed to assist residents in the city of Seattle who are homeless and live in their motor vehicles. 

The Safe Lot program does not discriminate on the basis of race, age or gender. Any individual seeking to enter the program may do so including men, women, young adults, senior citizens, and veterans.

Each Safe Lot has its own set of additional rules and regulations (i.e rules in regards to drug & alcohol use, curfew, etc.) All of which can be explained once placement is complete. 

Motor vehicles accepted into the program include cars, vans, and trucks only. No RVs or motor bikes.

Each Safe Lot operates 7 days of the week. While ULMS is working diligently to secure more community partner participation to expand the Safe Lot program, our current Safe Lot holds 7 vehicles on a first come, first served basis

There is currently no limit as to how long an individual can occupy a space in the Safe Lot as long as they comply with the Safe Lot rules. However, the goal is to ultimately assist anyone who enters the Safe Lot program to transition into permanent, safe, and sanitary housing.

In addition, participants in the Safe Lot program may expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Free & Safe Overnight Parking
  • Employment Assistance Opportunities
  • Assistance with Meeting Standard Permanent Housing Requirements
  • Full Access to related ULMS Programs & Services

All individuals interested in participating in the Safe Lot program must complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle main office in person at 105 14th Ave, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98122 and receive an intake packet. If you are unable to visit us in person, you may also call 206.461.3792 and request an intake packet to be sent to you via email. 
  2. Return your completed intake packet to the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle main office. If you cannot make it in person, you may scan and digitally email your intake packet to info@urbanleague.org
  3. Meet with a member of the Housing Staff to assess and review your intake packet. Upon review of your submitted documents, the Housing staff member reviewing your intake packet will assist you with entering the program. 

If you have completed an intake packet at the ULMS main office within the past year (in relation to any ULMS service or program), you do not need to complete another intake packet unless your primary contact, address, or otherwise pertinent information has changed.

EVICTION PREVENTION
HOME BASE

With 40% of Americans not able to cover a $400 emergency expense, the threat of eviction can be just one paycheck away. For this reason, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has partnered with United Way, Wellspring Family Services, and the Housing Justice Project to stop the pipeline into homelessness by fighting against the obstacle of eviction. 

The Home Base program provides:

  • One-time emergency funds to pay rent
  • Support of a social worker to connect to other services and develop a long-term housing plan
  • Volunteer legal representation to help navigate the judicial side of the process

In order for individuals to receive assistance from the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle through Home Base, individuals must first have a court summons from the King County Superior Court, then be referred to ULMS through the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project

If you currently live outside of the city of Seattle, you may also be eligible for help from ULMS by getting referred through the Regional Justice center.