Homelessness In Auburn: Addressing a Regional Issue Locally
Task Force on Homelessness
A Complex Challenge
- According to the 2019 All Home Count Us In point in time count held in January 2019, there are approximately 1,084 homeless adults in southwest King County (area includes Algona, Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Milton, Normandy Park, Pacific, Renton, SeaTac, Tukwila, Vashon Island, and unincorporated areas ). Up from 974 in 2018.
- The Auburn School District reports that there are about 350 homeless students in the district.
- Auburn's homeless population has increased over 20% since 2014.
- Seventy percent (70%) of King County's homeless are in Seattle, 20% is in southwest King County.
- A total of 11,199 individuals experiencing homelessness were counted on January 25, 2019. Forty-seven percent (47%) of the population was unsheltered, living on the street, in parks, encampments, vehicles, or other places not meant for human habitation. (Learn more about homelessness in King County)
How Many Individuals Are Unsheltered in Auburn?
One Night Count Totals By Year
One Night Count Total Demographics
Homeless Children & Youth
Each year data is collected by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on homeless children and youth enrolled and served by districts in Washington State. This is the data reported regarding children and youth served by Auburn School District.
In Their Shoes
Cold Weather Shelter
Ray of Hope Resource Center
There are many resources in Auburn to assist those in need. The map below shows the majority of agencies that are providing these much needed services. Click on each point locator for more information on each agency.
Auburn Food Bank Demographics
Low Income Housing Repair Program
The City of Auburn also offers low-income city residents grants for emergency home repairs. These grants, provided by the federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) help Auburn's low-income homeowners preserve and stay in safe and affordable housing. In 2018, the City of Auburn completed over 100 repair projects. Repairs included roof repairs, water heater replacements, leak repair and many other small projects to ensure safe and healthy living spaces for low income residents.