Visit our Housing Resource Centers Today.
No I.D.? We can help
No income? We can help
Struggling with addiction?
We will not screen you out.
Our focus is to get you housed. Whatever is going on, please call and we’ll figure it out.
Port Angeles: 2203 West 18th Street
Mon, Thurs, Fri 9:00-4:00
Sequim: 583 West Washington Street
Forks: 287 Founders Way
The Serenity House Housing Resource Centers are the first stop on the journey toward reclaiming control over your living situation. Through a system known as Coordinated Entry, our housing specialists are able to determine what services each client is eligible for and put them in touch with the resources they need. Coordinated Entry personnel are also available to provide outreach or meet clients in the field for whom transportation is a barrier.
Our Housing Resource Centers are located in Port Angeles, Sequim, and Forks, Washington. This allows us to meet clients where they are. Hours vary by location, please give us a call at (360) 565-5041 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment today!
Solutions and Services at the Housing Resource Center
At the Housing Resource Center, clients work with housing specialists to negotiate all possible community solutions. Solutions can include, but are not limited to, referrals for medical services, referrals for essential needs, referrals and transportation to medical providers, rental subsidies (short- to mid-term - depending on the available fund sources and what a household may qualify for), utility deposits, and non-time-limited housing for chronically homeless, disabled adults.
When available, funds can also be used to assist qualifying households in paying a portion of debt to any Housing Authority or other types of assistance that would stabilize the household and/or remove barriers to achieving permanent housing.
Clallam Families Fund
Assists extremely low-income young adult (18 – 24) headed households with at least one young adult and one child who are fleeing domestic violence, living in an emergency shelter, on the street, or in otherwise uninhabitable conditions. This program provides case management and referral services to quickly move a household into a leased rental and improve income with the end goal for the household to assume rent and housing self-sufficiency without ongoing subsidy assistance.
TANF Rapid Rehousing
Assists extremely low-income households with at least one adult and one child who are receiving TANF and are either at imminent risk of homelessness or fleeing domestic violence, living in an emergency shelter, on the street or in otherwise uninhabitable conditions. Program provides case management and referral services to quickly move a household into a leased rental or stabilize them in their current housing to minimize trauma and destabilization. The end goal is for the household to assume rent and housing self-sufficiency without ongoing subsidy assistance.
Consolidated Homeless Grant
Assists extremely low-income households (individuals and families) who are fleeing domestic violence, living in an emergency shelter, on the street or in otherwise uninhabitable conditions, or qualifying households at imminent risk of homelessness. Program provides case management and referral services to quickly move a household into a leased rental or stabilize them in their current housing to minimize trauma and destabilization.
This fund was developed for individuals with co-occurring comorbid conditions (substance use disorder and diagnosed with a mental health disorder) who have been released from an emergency inpatient drug and alcohol or mental health facility within the last 12 months. Qualifying individuals can receive assistance with housing debt, utilities, some rent while in inpatient treatment, and rental subsidies.
HEN (Housing and Essential Needs)
Funding may be available for households receiving ABD or approved for HEN through local DSHS CSOs. This assists with short-term assistance for households at imminent risk of homelessness or rental assistance for households who are fleeing domestic violence, living in an emergency shelter, on the street, or in otherwise uninhabitable conditions.
The Housing Resource Centers may also have supplies on site available for HEN and ABD recipients such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, small first aid kits, and other essential necessities.
The Housing Resources team works with limited funding, staffing, and available housing in the county to provide as many solutions as possible to as many clients as possible. For some, one visit with a short-term solution to solve their housing crisis. For others, it may take more. In some cases, our housing specialists may employ multiple different sources to solve a housing crisis for a family.
About Coordinated Entry
Our Coordinated Entry Services are low-barrier adhere to state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
Being low-barrier means households will not be screened out based on the following criteria:
Having too little or no income
Having poor credit or financial history
Having poor or lack of rental history
Having involvement with the criminal justice system
Having active (or history of) alcohol and/or substance use
Having a history of victimization
The type or extent of disability-related services or supports that are needed
Lacking ID or proof of U.S. Residency Status
Other aspects that are perceived as indicating a lack of “housing readiness,” including resistance to receiving service