Housing & Homelessness
The City is hosting an open house to share more information about Spokane Valley’s housing and homelessness program and the community partners that assist individuals in finding a path toward stability. Come learn more, ask questions and share your ideas with the City, Police Department, and several community organizations the city helps fund.
Monday, Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m.
Participants include City of Spokane Valley, Spokane Valley Police Department, Family Promise of Spokane, Habitat for Humanity, Reclaim Project, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP), Spokane Valley Partners, Volunteers of America.
Homeless Action Plan
An updated City of Spokane Valley DRAFT Homeless Action Plan is being considered by the City Council for adoption by the end of 2023. The plan considers public input collected in March 2023, and aims to set forth a strategy to prevent and/or reduce homelessness significantly.
While homelessness is a regional problem that requires collaboration with stakeholders beyond the city limits, it's essential that Spokane Valley implement a systematic, long-term response that ensures homelessness does not occur in the first place whenever possible or, if it cannot be prevented, is a rare, brief and one-time experience. Homelessness is not unique to the city; however, Spokane Valley does have a distinct character that requires a data-driven and outcomes-based plan that reflects the city's values and goals.
Do you or a community member need immediate assistance to secure food, shelter or housing?
- View a list of homeless resources in Spokane Valley and the City of Spokane
- Pocket Resource Guide (PDF) for individuals needing homeless and housing assistance (note: this guide is up to date as of May 2022)
- List of area agencies and phone numbers (PDF)
Day Drop-In Centers & Food Banks
See a listing of day drop-in centers and food banks in Spokane area.
A new dashboard, called ShelterMeSpokane.org, displays timely data regarding where shelter space is available in the region. Data is input directly by regional shelter providers and includes a time stamp as to when the provider last updated the information.
Shelters available (high barrier requires drug/alcohol testing; low barrier does NOT require drug/alcohol testing):
- Single Adults (18 and up) (Without Children)
- Homeless Families (with Minor Children)
- Youth/Young Adult Shelters
Health & Hygiene
See a listing of health and hygiene resources, including anti-trafficking resources.
Housing Assistance (through coordinated entry)
Please contact one of these housing assistance resources on how to access assistance to remain in your home, or if you live outside/in your vehicle and need assistance with housing referrals through coordinated entry.
For assistance with other needs, please contact the following:
- Washington 2-1-1 (identifies community resources statewide)
- Fig Tree Resource Guide (online lists of area resources)
- Spokane Resource Google Map
Homelessness Resource Directory
The City is working to empower businesses by providing helpful guidance and information to minimize the negative impacts that individuals experiencing homelessness and/or persons living in vehicles and tents may have on their property. Visit the Addressing Homelessness webpage to learn more.