In partnership with Campbell Nissan & Volkswagen!!
We are kicking-off 2018 with this amazing “Pay less, do good” promotion. This year, along with our partners, we will provide 5 nights of emergency housing for people in our community without a home for every car sold between January 1st - March 31st, 2018.
Tragically, the overall population of people experiencing homelessness has risen nationally for the first time since 2010. In Seattle alone, the unsheltered population grew by 44 percent in the last two years to reach 5,500 people, resulting from our regions’ booming economy and lack of affordable housing.
We along with compass Health, an industry-leading non-profit behavioral healthcare organization, are committed to creating more affordable housing and to increasing our ability to serve more members of this vulnerable population.
The goal of “The Road Home” campaign is to break the cycle of homelessness before it begins by reaching as many individuals as possible and providing intervention during a mental health crisis.
The Road Home provides short-term assistance to individuals and families to help reduce the number of households who return to emergency shelters. This program gives recipients stability, safety, and the peace of mind required to make a positive change. The vouchers are valid for up to seven hotel nights and can be renewed to provide up to 14 days of emergency housing in instances where individuals might be returned to the street and need more time for placement. Compass Health's standing relationships with local motels allow the organization to quickly house an individual or family and help them get back on their feet.
Compass Health’s Emergency Motel Voucher Program (EMVP)
What is the Emergency Motel Voucher Program (EMVP)?
The EMVP provides short-term assistance to individuals and families in an effort to reduce the number of households who return to emergency shelters. Compass Health uses its long-standing relationships with local motels to provide recipients with stability, safety, and the peace of mind required to make a positive change.
Who is qualified for the EMVP?
In order to qualify for the EMVP each individual / family is required to meet the criteria of being homeless, having an income at or below 80 percent of area median income (AMI) and unable to obtain a safe and stable place to live.
Why is the EMVP important?
The goal of the EMVP is to break the cycle of homelessness, which is especially important as the number of unsheltered people in our region continues to increase. While motel vouchers are not a permanent solution, they provide clients with a safe place to stay while they work with Compass Health staff to find affordable, permanent housing options.
In 2017, Compass Health provided more than 440 nights of emergency shelter to the community.