Consolidated Homeless Grant

The Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) combines state homeless resources into a single grant opportunity for county governments and other designated entities under the administration of the Department of Commerce.

County Report Cards The Report Cards provide information by county on the HEARTH Homeless System Performance Measures using HUD’s reporting specifications. Find your county report card here. For detailed information about these measures, refer to HUD’s System Performance Measures Videos: Length of Time Persons Remain HomelessThe Extent to Which Persons who Exit Homelessness Return to Homelessness, Successful Placement from Street Outreach and Successful Placement in Retention of Permanent Housing.

Year to Year Comparison on System Performance Measures This comparison provides information for calendar years 2015 and 2016 on the HEARTH Homeless System Performance Measures. Counties can compare themselves to like size areas and demographics here.

*Raw Data for the Report Card and System Performance Measures can be found here.

Why is Homelessness Increasing? Homelessness has increased since 2013 in Washington state due to multiple factors, but overwhelmingly because growing rents are pushing people living at the margins into homelessness. Learn more.

Counts of Homelessness: Different Counts and What they Mean  There are a few different ways Washington state counts the number of homeless individuals and families each year. You can learn more with this report.

Overview of the Homeless Housing System and Funding In every county in Washington, a statewide network of not-for-profit organizations houses more than 98,000 people facing homelessness each year. This paper will provide you with more information about our homeless system.

Need Help?

If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can find help using this list of Washington State Homeless Adult & Family Coordinated Entry Sites (PDF) or 211 Washington Information Network (web).

The Consolidated Homeless Grant provides resources to local governments and nonprofits. Please access the resources above if you are homeless and need assistance.


CHG Grant Manager Contacts

Grant managers provide assistance to contracted local governments and nonprofits that receive resources from Commerce. If you need direct assistance with homelessness, please use the "Need Help?" resources above.

Emily Burgess: Clallam, Jefferson, Okanogan Counties Counties
Phone: 360-725-2942

Megan Kendig: Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Thurston, Wahkiakum Counties
Phone: 360-725-2920

Matt Mazur-Hart: Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Island, Kitsap, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman Counties
Phone: 360-725-2926

Julie Montgomery: King, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit, Spokane, Yakima Counties
Phone: 360-725-2963

Jessica Simon: Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Skamania Counties
Phone: 360-725-2955