Families without a place to stay will have an easier way to connect to housing resources at the Together Center at 16225 N.E. 87th, Suite A-5 in Redmond thanks to the newly launched program: Family Housing Connection (FHC).
FHC, formerly known as coordinated entry and assessment, will provide a single access point for families seeking housing and shelter resources in King County. One of the Together Center’s front door services partners, FHC is joining the campus this week. When fully launched, FHC will also be located at eight other sites around King County.
On April 23, FHC will begin scheduling housing assessments with families who are not currently in shelters or on waiting lists. Families can connect by calling 2-1-1 on or after that day. Currently, FHC staff is completing housing assessments with families in emergency shelters. In the next two weeks, housing assessments with families who are currently on program waiting lists will begin.
More than 80 programs are participating in FHC at this time, including emergency shelters, motel voucher programs, rapid rehousing/rental assistance programs, transitional housing and service-enriched housing programs, as well as permanent supportive housing programs.
FHC is fully staffed with a diverse team that includes four team members with experience as an immigrant or refugee in King County and bilingual team members who speak Amharic, English, Gurage, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Swahili and Tigrinya.
FHC will be located at Together Center for 20 hours per week.
Bellevue will host another Eastside office and there are seven additional offices scattered throughout King County to reduce transportation barriers. Housing assessments will be provided during daytime, evening and weekend hours to accommodate various family schedules.
For more information about FHC, contact Julie McFarland at (206) 328-5650 or email@example.com.