Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department

Spokane County is dedicated to bettering the
lives of our region’s most vulnerable individuals.


The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is dedicated to strengthening our communities and helping our region’s most vulnerable residents achieve and maintain healthier and more independent lives in a safe environment. The CSHCD Department, as approved by the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, is responsible for regional funding and administrative oversight for targeted programs benefitting low-income and homeless individuals in need of mental health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services, employment services for those with developmental disabilities, and housing resources. 

The CSHCD Department strategically recommends and contracts for programs and services that focus on the following areas:

  • Integration of mental health and substance use disorder services
  • Supporting criminal justice diversion services as alternatives to incarceration
  • Early intervention, prevention, and treatment
  • Reducing homelessness and hospitalizations
  • Promoting employment and educational services
  • Increasing affordable housing

Please click on the below-listed links to view the CSHCD Organizational Chart as well as a summary of the CSHCD Department's funding, contracted services, and populations served.

CSHCD Org Chart, 2016
CSHCD At A Glance, 2015