Homelessness & COVID-19

Spring 2020 update for homelessness in the presence of the COVID-19 health crisis

  • Camps that are reported are still being added to the database of unauthorized encampments for contact and outreach; camps are not being removed.
  • Parks Department staff are doing litter mitigation by providing trash bags to individual encampments and asking them to bag their garbage for removal.
  • City outreach workers are still contacting homeless campers with support services.
  • Seattle City Council and the Mayor’s office and the Regional Authority are working to address homelessness comprehensively in the region.