Housing and Homelessness Division

Kitsap County Human Services Housing and Homelessness Division supports a crisis response system in which the experience of homelessness is rare, brief and one-time. Our funding comes from federal, state and local sources.

Learn more about our funding sources

2024 Kitsap County Point-in-Time Count Updates

The Point-in-Time Count (PIT Count) is an annual survey which gathers information about people experiencing homelessness during a 24-hour period.  This year the PIT Count was conducted at the end of January by volunteers surveying across many locations in Kitsap County.  View the 2024 Point-in Time Count Overview - Preliminary Data (.pdf) report and visit the Point-in-Time Count page for more information about this annual count.


Download 2024 Point-in-Time Count Overview - Preliminary Data (.pdf) 

Pacific Building Shelter Project Updates

Construction is underway as of March 2024 to repurpose and rennovate the Pacific Building, located at 4459 SE Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard, into a shelter for unhoused individuals and families. View the Pacific Building Shelter Project page for details and updated on construction progress on the building. The shelter is expected to open in November 2024.

Housing & Homelessness 2022 Annual Report

The 2022 Annual Report for the Kitsap County Housing & Homelessness Division has been released. This report details how the Housing & Homelessness Division works to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time, accomplishments for the year, how funds are invested, and an overview of the Homeless Crisis Response System performance. In addition this report includes a COVID-19 Pandemic Response update highlighting the changing role and accomplishments of the division during the pandemic.

2024 Coordinated Grant Application Process

Kitsap County has posted funding awards for 2024 Homeless Housing Grant Program (HHGP) and Affordable Housing Grant Program (AHGP). More information, including the awarded amounts, is available here.

Summary of Kitsap County's Homelessness Response Projects - September 2022

Interested in learning about Kitsap County's ongoing efforts to address the growing homeless and housing crisis? Learn more in the Summary of County's Homelessness Response Projects(updated Sept 2022).

Affordable Housing Report

Kitsap County is pleased to announce the release of the City of Bremerton & Kitsap County Affordable Housing Recommendations Report, March 2020, prepared by ECONorthwest. In response to the affordable housing challenges facing many Kitsap County residents, the County and City of Bremerton partnered to have a study completed to better understand housing affordability issues. The report includes key findings and recommendations to encourage and support the development of more housing to meet residents’ needs. To view the report and appendices click on the links below.

City of Bremerton & Kitsap County Affordable Housing Recommendations Report (pdf)

Technical Appendices:
Housing Landscape Overview (pdf)
Housing Inventory (pdf)
Housing Needs Analysis (pdf)

COVID-19 Guidance to Homeless Service Providers

A webpage dedicated to providing COVID-19 Guidance to Kitsap County providers is available at the Housing & Homelessness Division COVID-19 Guidance page

2019 Update to Kitsap Homeless Crisis Response and Housing Plan – Plan Approved by Commissioners

In the 2018 legislative session, Washington lawmakers passed new legislation that directed the Department of Commerce to issue specific guidelines to counties for updates to each county’s homeless housing plan. County plans that respond to these guidelines must be approved by their legislative body no later than December 1, 2019. The Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners approved the 2019 Homeless Crisis Response Plan Update on Nov 25th, 2019.  Kitsap County updated this plan in 2018 with extensive community input. It is already substantially in compliance with the Commerce Guidelines. Because of these factors and the short timeframe to complete an update, the decision was made to make only minor updates to the existing Plan in the Action Plan – Detail Matrix, and to add Appendix D and Appendix E which directly respond to Commerce’s required elements.

The Housing and Homelessness Division will be working with the Kitsap Housing and Homelessness Coalition to implement this strategy plan over the next 3-5 years.

View the 2019 Kitsap Homeless Crisis Response and Housing Plan

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If you are homeless...

The Housing Solutions Center (HSC) is a one stop resource center for anyone needing housing assistance. For more information, or if you are experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis, please contact the HSC.


Bremerton - Kitsap Community Resources
1201 Park Ave, Bremerton WA, 98337
(360) 473-2035 

Coffee Oasis (Serving ages 13-25)
837 4th St, Bremerton WA, 98337
(360) 377-5560

Port Orchard - Kitsap Community Resources
3200 SE Rainshadow Ct, Port Orchard WA, 98366
(360) 473-2146

North Kitsap Fishline
19705 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo WA, 98370
(360) 801-2564

Bainbridge Island Helpline House
282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island WA, 98110
(360) 801-2564

Lists of available community resources

Contact Us

   Carl Borg, Program Manager
   360-979-6027 or ceborg@kitsap.gov

   Virginia McCaslin, Grants Program Analyst
   360-979-6358 or vmccaslin@kitsap.gov

   Leah Noldan, Contracts Coordinator
   360-337-7289 or lnoldan@kitsap.gov

   Cory Derenburger, Division Specialist
   360-337-7287 or cderenbu@kitsap.gov

   Doug Washburn, Director Department of Human Services

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