As part of its efforts to address homelessness, the city is launching a safe parking pilot program for residents living in their vehicles in Bellevue. The program will be at 515 116th Ave. NE, known as the Lincoln Center, a city-owned property that has been used as an interim men's shelter by Congregations for the Homeless.
The program will provide a clean, safe, off-street parking area with nearby access to bathrooms, water and showers, as well as case management and related services to support residents, with the primary goal of helping vehicle residents find stable housing.
The city is expected to select a program operator, who must develop a safety plan and code of conduct for the site. The pilot will not commence until Congregations for the Homeless vacates the site. CFH expects to move to its permanent site in Eastgate sometime in spring of 2023. The safe parking pilot program is expected to operate beginning in the second quarter of 2023.
The Safe Parking program is intended to provide stabilization to individuals as they seek permanent housing. The program will serve individuals of any demographic background who use their vehicle as a sole place of residence, while also providing services and support that will aid them in their search for housing.
If you are seeking a safe parking lot now, please check Shelters and Safe Parking. If you are experiencing homelessness and would like assistance, or if you have additional questions about the Safe Parking program, please contact homelessness outreach program manager Nico Quijano (425-452-4105 or email@example.com).