City of Seattle 2016 Homeless Needs Assessment

In November 2016, the Human Services Department partnered with Applied Survey Research (ASD) to survey over 1,000 unsheltered individuals living on the streets, in encampments, and public shelters. The results of the  City of Seattle Homeless Needs Assessment have provided better understanding of the needs, and situations of the homeless population, to help the city’s responses to homelessness with its community partners. The results in the assessment address; Causes of Homelessness, Housing Affordability, Foster Care System, Income Loss, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse.