Housing Services

Unsheltered or persons needing to stay warm in Jefferson County:

The Jefferson County Emergency Shelter (located in the basement of the American Legion in downtown Port Townsend) will be temporarily operating as a warming center for the community starting on 12/26 and thru 1/1/2022. (Warming Center hours 12pm-4pm), Regular hours 4pm-8am (209 Monroe St, Port Townsend, WA 98368)

The Winter Welcoming Center is open 7 days a week untill April from 8:30 AM to 12:30 location is at the Pope Marine Building which is across the street towards the water from City Hall at the end of Water St.

On 12/30, 12/31 and 1/1 the winter welcoming center will be located at the First Presbyterian at 1111 Franklin St. near the Post Office. (Since NYE events will be happening downtown.)

Brinnon Community Center Open 9am-1pm M-F

The Jefferson County Jail lobby, 81 Elkins Road in Port Hadlock, is another place to get out of the cold

The Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

In Port Hadlock at 620 Cedar Ave., the Jefferson County Library is open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone who needs warmth and doesn’t know where to go, can call the PT Police ((360) 385-2322) and ask to speak with the Navigator, and in the County, can call the sheriff (360-344-9779) and ask for the Navigator.

Please watch for signs of hypothermia; if you cannot keep your body temperature above 95 degrees, you should report to Jefferson Healthcare:

Hypothermia symptoms for adults include:

  • Shivering, which may stop as hypothermia progresses (shivering is actually a good sign that a person’s heat regulation systems are still active. )
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Confusion and memory loss
  • Drowsiness or exhaustion
  • Slurred or mumbled speech
  • Loss of coordination, fumbling hands, stumbling steps
  • A slow, weak pulse
  • In severe hypothermia, a person may be unconscious without obvious signs of breathing or a pulse

Hypothermia symptoms for infants include:

  • Cold-to-touch, bright red skin
  • Unusually low energy

Jefferson County’s rent assistance program is currently operational per Proclamation 21-09

Clallam County Residents for Prevention Rental Assistance:  Please connect with Serenity House of Clallam County first in regard to the ERAP and other Rent Assistance Programs. We have the Peninsula Home Fund at this time for Rental Assistance (max of $500). To make a request for Peninsula Home Fund Rental Assistance please submit a Housing Request online.

 

 Shelter and Warming Centers

Jefferson County Winter Shelter
In partnership with COAST (Community Outreach Association Shelter Team), the American Legion Post #26 and OlyCAP: Seasonal winter night shelter for single adults (over age 18) in Jefferson County runs operates daily from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m. Services include three meals daily and referral to community resources. Approximately 23 beds are available each night. US military veterans are prioritized for service.

Haines Street Cottages Shelter
Year-round emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals. Priorty given to families and individuals who are engaged in Jefferson County Therapuetic Courts.

Sequim Warming Center
A community-based project that provides space for Sequim Residents without shelter a place to sit, rest and stay warm during inclement weather.

Rental Assistance Programs

Crossroads Permanent Housing Program
Permanent supportive housing program is designed for families experiencing chronic homelessness. This is a rapid re-housing program with specialized case management and aftercare services to support long-term health of the household. (Jefferson County Only)

Access: Online Inquiry/Housing Line

Youth Solutions
Supportive Services for youth ages 12-24. This program includes outreach, non-cash benefits, case management and peer support. There are also opportunities for youth with a lived-experience of homelessness to get involved in leadership and development of Youth Programs. (Jefferson and Clallam County)

Access: Online Inquiry/Housing Line/Facebook (@YouthSolutions)

New Hope
This is a rapid-rehousing program for young people (18-24 years old) who are experiencing homelessness. It includes relationship-based support and case management. Housing First solutions and Youth Choice approach. (Jefferson County Prioritized)

Access: Online Inquiry/Housing Line/Facebook (@YouthSolutions)

SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families)
In partnership with five other counties. This grant targets veterans and their family with the “housing first” model. The goal with this grant is to help locate housing with the tenant using outside landlords to gain housing and to also help the families retain and keep their housing through short term case management. (Jefferson and Clallam County)

Access: Online Inquiry/Housing Line

HEN (Housing and Essential Needs)
This program is aimed at assisting people who are unable to work for physical or behavioral reasons and who may be in the process of applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. People experiencing homelessness are prioritized for rental assistance. A HEN letter from the state Department of Social and Health Services is required. Services include essential needs such as shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, laudry soap, etc. DSHS determines elgibility. Some income requirements. (Jefferson County Only)

Access: Housing Line/Online Inquiry – DSHS Referral Letter Required

CHG (Consolidated Homeless Grant)
This is a rapid rehousing program. People experiencing homelessness may access this funding source to help pay for security deposit, first and last month’s rent once housing is found. The grant helps those experiencing homelessless, including those living in cars, tents and shelters as well as households fleeing domestic violence.(Jefferson County Only)

Access: Housing Line/Online Inquiry

HF (Home Fund Housing Assistance)
Offers limited funding for households who are At Risk of losing their housing due to Pay or Vacate or Eviction Notice from their landlord. This fund can also assist households with limited move-in costs if they do not qualify under other housing grant guidelines. (Jefferson and Clallam County)

Access: Housing Line/Online Inquiry

HARPS (Housing and Recovery through Peer Services)
For those with behavioral and substance use disorders, this grant provides short-term rental assistance. A HARPS letter from a Behavioral Health Organization or Chemical Dependence Provider is required. Income must not exceed 220% of federal poverty guidelines. (Jefferson County Only)

Access: Housing Line/Online Inquiry – HARPS letter Required

For Clallam County Residents who are interested in programs that are only available in Jefferson County, please be sure to check with Serenity House of Clallam County

 

Properties

Northwest Passage Permanent Supportive Housing
Up to six, 1-bedroom apartments for single low-income adults or who are otherwise disabled/mentally ill, and 12 permanent supportive housing apartments for low income families with supportive services included. (Jefferson County)

South Seven Senior Village
Permanent, low-income apartments for people over the age of 62; these fifteen units are located in Port Hadlock. Property management and supportive services are provided by OlyCAP. (Jefferson County)

 

Documents for Print

ERAP 2.0 Household Eligibility

ERAP 2.0 Rent Payment Agreement Form

IRS W9

Forms should be sent to housingteam@olycap.org  with a completed W9. You can also submit documents via mail or at our Drop-Box in front of the OlyCAP Port Townsend Office.

Jefferson County Area Median Income AMI

Jefferson County Fair Market Rate FMR