About

Landlord Liaison Project (LLP) is a partnership between landlords, property managers, service agencies, and people experiencing homelessness, in order to end homelessness in our community.

AFTER ONE YEAR, 95 PERCENT OF LLP TENANTS HAVE MAINTAINED HOUSING STABILITY.

Over time, this innovative program has adapted to meet the growing need for affordable housing in an increasingly tight and rapidly changing rental market.

NEARLY 3,000 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE FOUND PERMANENT HOUSING THROUGH LLP SINCE 2009.

LLP has housed more than 7,000 women, men, and children in King County since the program launched in 2009. This program is managed by YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish and funded by King County, United Way of King County, and the City of Seattle.

BENEFITS

  • For people who have experienced homelessness, dings on their credit report, an eviction history, or criminal record are common barriers that can make finding a safe, stable, and affordable home seem impossible.
  • Landlord and property manager partner with LLP to lower these barriers by using alternative screening criteria for rentals. In return, they are protected by a 24-hour landlord hotline, rapid response to issues, and risk reduction funds.
  • Service agencies partner with LLP to ensure tenants can maintain their new home by providing one-year of ongoing case management. This ensures tenants can build the skills and resources they need for long-term stability.