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Housing and Essential Needs

What is HEN?

To qualify for HEN, you must both:

  1. Be homeless or about to become homeless.
  2. Have a HEN referral from DSHS.

There is a waitlist for help. People who are the most vulnerable must be helped first.

HEN can help people with:

  • Case management
  • Limited rental aid
  • Housing deposits
  • Application fees
  • Utility payments

Eligible individuals may also receive essential household needs such as:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hygiene products
  • Other household items
  • Help with transportation in the form of bus passes or gasoline vouchers
Where is this available?
  • Spokane County
Who can get this help?
  • To qualify for HEN, you must both be homeless or about to become homeless and have a HEN referral from DSHS.
How do I get this help?

Contact DSHS at 1-877-501-2233 to find out if you are eligible.

If you are already receiving SSI or SSDI or TANF, you will not qualify.

Goodwill 130 E. 3rd Avenue Spokane, WA

  • Monday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1:30 p.m. too 4:30 p.m.
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