Housing, Homelessness & Human Services
Redmond strives to be a strong community in which all residents have access to services and opportunities needed to thrive.
The City of Redmond’s Housing, Homelessness and Human Services Division works toward achieving a socially sustainable community. This means ensuring the existence of a stable human services infrastructure able to respond to growing and shifting demand for service. A strong human services infrastructure will demonstrate capacity to ensure availability of services, equitable access, and measurable impact. In addition, Redmond’s Comprehensive Plan encourages a variety of housing types to meet the needs of residents of all ages, abilities and levels of income. To address housing needs, the City utilizes a variety of land use tools and incentives as well as partnerships with other organizations to continue to expand the supply and variety of affordable housing.
Through the Comprehensive Plan, the community has expressed that it values encouraging the provision of a variety of housing choices for people of a variety of ages and incomes. The City has adopted policies in the Housing Element of its Comprehensive Plan that speak directly to those values, and has set in motion a number of initiatives consistent with them.
As part of King County’s All Home Initiative, the City is focused on making homelessness rare, brief and one-time. The reality is that it’s a very complex challenge - both for those who become homeless as well as for communities in which they reside.
By coming together as a community we can make real progress in meeting this challenge. It will take the engagement and collective action of everyone in the community doing everything they can to address this crisis.
If you or someone you know is in need of services, call 2-1-1 (just like dialing 911). King County 2-1-1 Community Information Line has professional information and referral specialists who can refer you to the programs best able to meet your needs. They have up to date information on more than 5,000 services and 1,500 social service agencies. You can also access their website King County 2-1-1.