According to the North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit Series, individuals with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or living in unstable housing situations are more likely to enter HIV care late, to be hospitalized, and to have higher viral loads; are less likely to receive and adhere to antiretroviral therapy; and are at greater risk of dying.
Without a doubt, there is a compelling case for providing housing for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Lifelong’s Housing Program serves as the central source for accessing and referring clients into appropriate housing. Lifelong does not own housing units. Instead, we partner with non-profit and for-profit owners of affordable housing. Through this partnership, housing providers benefit in many ways:
Housing Provider Partnerships
Lifelong’s housing program benefits from the many successful partnerships we have with private landlords who own market rate housing.
The majority of the units that serve our clients are owned and managed by the following nonprofit organizations including those that operate affordable housing intended for lower income hard working individuals and families, as well as housing that serves severely disabled and homeless individuals and families.
Our nonprofit housing partners include:
Plymouth Housing Group
Capitol Hill Housing
Downtown Emergency Services Center
Catholic Housing Services
Compass Housing Alliance
Sound Mental Health
Seattle Housing Authority
King County Housing Authority
Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Housing
Depending on the unique circumstances of the individual, Lifelong offers three different housing options: emergency, transitional, and permanent, for clients. All individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements for the program.
Lifelong's housing program does not operate on a "first come, first serve" basis. Instead, we use a priority based wait list so that the most medically vulnerable individuals are able to access housing quickly. The application process includes:
Questions about housing? Call our Client Services line at (206) 957-1717 or send us a message. Thanks for your interest in Lifelong.