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.

FY 2013 State Audit Report

On September 30th the Washington State Auditor’s Office issued its Report on Federal Single Audit for the City Of Seattle.  According to the audit, HSD does not have adequate internal controls to effectively monitor service providers for grant compliance.   The Department has submitted an action plan to take corrective measures to address the concerns raised in the audit and to institute better performance and increase transparency within the department.  This action plan is included in the State’s Audit Report.