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By providing free access to essential hygiene services, the Urban Rest Stop improves the self-sufficiency of homeless individuals and families. The URS also provides information about other organizations and resources in our community which work to assist homeless and low-income people in different ways. The organizations below provide valuable services for households and individuals in need.

The Urban Rest Stop is a program of the Low Income Housing Institute, a non-profit organization providing homes and services to low-income and homeless households throughout the Puget Sound. www.lihi.org

The Crisis Clinic offers an array of support services available to everyone in King County, Washington. Visit www.crisisclinic.org or call the Community Information Line at 2-1-1.

Housing Information

Finding an affordable place to live in Seattle can be a real challenge. Here are some resources to help you get started:

Low Income Housing Providers: There are many organizations in Seattle that maintain properties for people who are low income. Here is a list of low income housing providers in Seattle, as well as some tips for figuring out if you are a good fit for a housing opportunity.

Housing Glossary: There are a lot of confusing terms involved in low income housing. Here are some definitions of phrases you might come across if you are looking for a low income apartment.

Applying for housing at the Urban Rest Stop: A lot of transitional and permanent housing providers have applications that you can fill out to get on their waiting list. We keep many of them here at the Urban Rest Stop. Here is a list of the applications you can fill out while you're here.