Mission: Bringing our community together to partner with homeless families by providing affordable housing and empowering them with practical case management and hope.
Our community faces a huge challenge. Organized by the King County Coalition to End Homelessness, the annual “One Night Count” took in 2016 counted 4,505 unsheltered people in King County, an increase of 19% over 2015.
Over 25,000 people experience homelessness in King County each year. The number one cause? Lack of affordable housing — 45% of renter households in King County pay more than 30% of their income for rent. Less than 5% of apartments in King County are affordable to households earning less than 30% of median income. Homeless children are our most vulnerable community members and are at higher risk of illness and delayed development.
Other Ways to Get Involved:
- Volunteer groups help throughout the year with property work, mowing, raking leaves, outdoor painting, and other simple maintenance projects.
- On Memorial Day each year they produce the 7 Hills of Kirkland, a supported bike ride drawing up to 1500 riders. Volunteers run support stops, staff the finish line at Marina Park, and ride as support bikers.