Housing and Essential Needs

What is HEN?

HEN helps people who are both:

  1. Homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, AND
  2. Have a disability. 

People are referred to the HEN program through DSHS. DSHS looks at their housing needs and situation. There is a wait list 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, and
  • 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?
  • People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have a disability. A DSHS referral is required.
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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