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 Homeless, The 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.
- Certification of Payment Obligation/Eviction From Family and Friends (Word)
- Client File Checklist (Word)
- DSHS Client Consent Form for BVS and eJAS (Word)
- DSHS Client Consent Form for BVS and eJAS (Spanish) (Word)
- For-Profit Certification Form (Word)
- HEN 2016 Essential Needs Report (due to Commerce Jan. 2017) (Excel)
- Housing Habitability Standards (HHS) (Word)
- HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) (PDF)
- Income Eligibility Worksheet (Excel)
- Landlord Habitability Certification (Word)
- Sample Housing Barrier Assessment/Stability Plan Form (Word)
- Targeted Prevention Screening Tool (Word)
- Utility Only Assistance (Word)
- Verification of HH Eligibility/Income Recertification (Word)
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.
Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis (web)
National Alliance to End Homelessness (web)
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (web)
Washington Youth and Families Fund (web)
CHG Grant Manager Contacts
Emily Burgess: Ferry, King, Island, San Juan, Stevens, Snohomish, Lincoln, Pend Oreille Counties
Julie Montgomery: Benton, Clark, Cowlitz, Franklin, Okanogan, Skagit, Spokane, Wahkiakum, Whatcom Counties
Stephanie Reinauer: Adams, Grant, Klickitat, Mason, Pierce, Skamania Counties
Jeff Spring: Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Kitittas, Kitsap, Thurston, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima Counties
Jessica Simon: Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Pacific Counties