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As city shelters in place, what about our unsheltered neighbors?
City Inside/Out: COVID-19: Homeless Help

As everyone shelters in place during the COVID-19 crisis, what's happening with the homeless? Are service providers able to meet the needs of this vulnerable population? Can local leaders prevent the virus from spreading at shelters while creating a viable long-term approach?


Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis, City of Seattle

Sharon Lee, Executive Director, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)

More information:

Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)

Seattle COVID-19 Resources:

Hygiene Facilities:  

Free showers:  

COVID testing for the homeless:  

King County Resources:  

King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center: If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you're a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977. The call center will be open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM PST. 

For general questions about COVID-19, call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127 or visit

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