Prevent Homelessness

United Churches Emergency Fund

In 2012, the number of homeless children increased by 5% to a total of more than 27,000 homeless students in Washington state.

In Seattle Public Schools, 1 out of every 26 students experienced homelessness last year. 


​PREVENTTION IS KEY! Our focus is to provide eviction protection to keep families and individuals from becoming homeless or to provide assistance to homeless families and individuals moving into housing.​ 

our story

UCEF was created in 1986 to provide information, referral and financial assistance to people in neeed residing in Northeast Seattle and to the homeless, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familiial status or disability.  

OUR mission

Everyone deserves a home. We provide compassionate listening, focused referrals, and financial assistance to prevent homelessness.

University Churches Emergency Fund is a recipient of a GiveBIG Dollars for Change award!  


The Seattle Foundation selected UCEF to receive this Dollars for Change award for $2,500.

Did you know?

Renters in Washington State need to earn at least $18.58 per hour to afford a basic two-bedroom apartment.​


In King County, it takes a full-time wage of $17.25 per hour  to afford the fair-market one-bedroom apartment.


For every 100 extremely low-income families in King County, earning less than $23,400 a year for a family of three, there are only 30 affordable apartments available.



Big News!