Best Start for Kids – Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention

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Best Start for Kids – Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention

We help youth or family at risk of becoming homeless to receive the support needed to resolve their housing crisis quickly, and to empower households to maintain stable housing for the future.

This program is part of coordinated system of addressing homelessness throughout King County, working to resolve housing crisis before they result in a housing loss. We focus on addressing the immediate issues placing the family or youth at risk of homelessness. We can help negotiate payments plans with your landlord, connect you to additional supports, and limited assistance with rent and housing costs in combination with case management.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Youth and young adults (12-24) and families with children under the age of 24.
  • Households must be at imminent risk of homelessness and considered highly vulnerable to becoming homeless without assistance
  • Family cannot stabilize without help (example: higher wage, lower rent, social supports).
  • History of homelessness and evictions

Program Managers

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Bere Sanchez, YFHPI Case Manager

Bere has over 10 years of experience working in social services. She has a passion for working with large diverse communities in King County.

Please contact Bere to get help!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does YFHPI NOT do?

This is not a rental assistance program and we cannot provide an ongoing rental subsidy.

Can my Case Manager pay my rent?

If there is rental debt associated with your current situation and you are at risk of becoming literally homeless, your case manager will discuss options with you. Some rental assistance may be available. If you are already being evicted, we have other programs to help.


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