Housing Services

Affordable housing and assistance

What are Housing services?

Compass Health currently provides affordable housing assistance to more than 500 individuals throughout Snohomish, Skagit, and Island Counties.  Most of the housing supports those who have a chronic mental illness and are experiencing homelessness.

Who do Housing services serve?

Housing services are available to adults 18 years of age and who meet the funder eligibility; primarily single adults, although there are some resources available for families with children.

Approach to program

We are able to provide safe and affordable housing in a variety of ways, through ownership and management of houses and apartment complexes, sponsorship of subsidies such as Shelter Plus Care and Section 8, and collaborations with area Housing Authorities and other housing providers. By providing safe and affordable housing, individuals can focus more fully on symptom management and daily living skills, rather than whether they will be spending the night on the street or in an unhealthy or stressful environment.

Goal of Housing services

By eliminating housing barriers, clients can focus on other areas of their life they want to work and improve on.


Services in this program include the following, based on client need:

  • Affordable Housing Services


Compass Health housing can be accessed through the Coordinated Entry system for each County. When there is a housing opening, the applicant referral will be made from the County Coordinated Entry candidate pool to Compass Health. Compass Health does not have any influence on who is referred.

To access Coordinated Entry, call 211. Individuals seeking housing will be required to meet with a Coordinated Entry housing resource person, complete a housing assessment, and, if eligible, they will be added to the Coordinated Entry referral pool.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out where these services are offered?

Start by checking out our location page. First, filter by the category of service. Then, find the service you’re looking for. Available locations will populate, and you can even get directions to the closest facility.

How do I know which services are right for me?

Our referral team is here to help! Accessing services at Compass Health is an easy, three-step process. Start by requesting services with our online referral form.

How do I sign up for services?

Different services have different entry points at Compass Health – many are open to self-referrals, others must be referred by an outside source. For specific information based on service, please refer to our services tab and check the appropriate service(s) you are interested in for a way to get started. For general advice on how to access many services at Compass Health, visit here.

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