الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُم بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ سِرًّا وَعَلاَنِيَةً فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
“Those who spend their wealth [in Allah ‘s way] by night and by day, secretly and publicly – they will have their reward with their Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve” (2:274).

Who We Are

Since 1999, Muslim Housing Services (MHS) has served Seattle and King County homeless families who are primarily refugees and second migration immigrants from East Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Africa. Located in Southeast Seattle/Rainier Valley, Muslim Housing Service’s eligible clients receive extensive case management to help them overcome cultural, linguistic, social, financial, health, employment, educational, and system barriers to attain self-sufficiency and achieve permanent housing.

              • Muslim Housing Service (MHS) is a culturally competent Charity that helps homeless families.
              • MHS aims to alleviate the hardships facing homeless families in the Puget Sound area in Washington State.
              • MHS’s helps many at risk minority families that makes us the first place where many families come for assistance when they arrive in the region, or fall into difficulty through contact with housing.

What We Offer

  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Transitional Housing
  •  Case Management
  • Rental Assistance  
  • Youth Program

Services We Provide

  • 6 Fulltime Staff that speak 8 different languages in addition to English.
  • Provide housing for approximately One hundred families every month.
  • Provide many other services for the families.
  • All families below federal poverty line to enter program.
  • External Auditors conduct Financial Audits and prepare reports

The Community would like to thank
Brother Sultan Abdul Kader
For many years of volunteering and service to the community

2014 Figures

  • Wait-List 302 families (1,256 individuals)
  • On-top of other families 9 (37 individuals)
  • Families in shelter 5 (18 individuals)

  • Families in shelter 5 (18 individuals)

Youth Program

  • After school program (benefits)
    • Supportive environment
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Staying Active/involved
    • Mentoring/encouraging
    • The program aims to install/maintain a positive outlook in our participants and those learned skills can be applied in their daily lives (In Sha Allah).

    Goals

    Our Goals

    • Main Goal: All families become self-sufficient and achieve permanent housing.
    • Removed hard timelines, we wanted to get our families self-sufficient and have flexible timelines to customize help to particular families situation.
    • Provide orientation for refugee families.
    • ESL and vocational training along with help in finding employment.
    • Accommodate large families (some with 11 family members).
    • Leniency in dealing with families with very young children, disabilities, or other issues preventing them from working or become self-sufficient.

    Stories

    Success Stories

    Donation

    Many families who are approved into our programs only have the cloths on their back. We want to thank the community for donating furniture

    Our Diverse Staff

    We have very diverse staff and our staff speak the following languages:

    Oromo
    Swhili
    Amharic
    Urdu
    Somali
    Tigrinya
    Hindi
    • Provide quality and efficient services
    • Motivate and encourage
    • Proper Case management
    • No language barriers
    • Right Resources

    MHS Statistics

    Expenses

    MHS spends $81,998 Monthly

    2014 MHS assisted:

    1,086 Individuals

    237 Families

    $983,976

    TANF Recipients

    Family Size Amount (TANF)
    1 $197
    2 $385
    3 $487
    4 $562
    5 $682
    6 $734
    7 $850
    8 $941
    All Items Description

    Waiting List

    301 families are on Waiting List (1,247individuals)

    10 families living on top of other families (40 Individuals)

    5 families in shelters (18 Individuals)

    Our sincerest thanks goes to the following Organizations

    Seattle Housing Authority
    Seattle Police Department

    King County Human Services Department

    City of Seattle Human services department

    Somali Youth

    Perkins Coie

    Print Fusion