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.
- 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 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.