NUHSA advocates for human services in North King County (NKC) on behalf of its residents and the agencies that serve them. Although it is the smallest, and often forgotten, sub-region of King County, our communities are well-connected and in a position to address key community needs. NUHSA empowers these communities to meet the critical human service needs in our area and establish a sustainable system of social and health services for Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline and Woodinville residents.

The Need

  • Many in North King County live paycheck to paycheck and do not have sufficient funds to weather a temporary financial setback. With an average individual median income of $52,852, one in three households are cost burdened.
  • On average, half of renters in North King County spend more than 30% of their income on housing, leaving less money for other basic needs such as transportation and food.
  • In the Northshore and Shoreline School Districts, nearly 215 students are homeless, with 11.4% and 26.2% of families (respectively) considered low-income during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Nearly 10% self-report their health status as poor or fair, with a similar number reporting frequent mental distress. 22% report no primary care provider.

NUHSA Responds

  • NUHSA advocates for North King County human service needs with regional and state decision makers.
  • NUHSA educates the community and decision makers about human service issues and problems.
  • NUHSA offers opportunities for human service organizations and supporters to connect and network.
  • NUHSA gathers timely and accurate information about human service issues.
*References:  2020 Census; King County City Health Profiles, Public Health Seattle King County; Washington State Office of Public Instruction; and Housing Development Consortium.