Status: Open and Operational
The Housing Command Center (HCC) is a centralized emergency operations management system that coordinates and streamlines the actions required to house people. Currently, the HCC is focused on permanently housing people living unsheltered in Downtown Seattle.
A command center takes best practices learned from years of emergency response to disasters like floods, fires and other major displacements, and applies them to homelessness. To set up a command center utilizing these practices, KCRHA received technical assistance from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The HCC leadership team includes representatives of the Lived Experience Coalition, the City of Seattle, King County, the KCRHA, and We Are In. The HCC also includes System Advocates, a Housing Acquisition Team, a Data Management Team, and more.