Tiffany Hicks rode a Greyhound bus for four and a half days to get to Seattle. Her brother had recently moved here and said there were jobs. So Hicks left Lithia Springs, Georgia, alone to seek something better for her two children. "I had lost a job, lost a car, lost an apartment, and had to move in with my mom," said Hicks, 33. “We needed somewhere where we could start over that would actually make a difference." Eventually, Tiffany’s children Mariah and Matthew joined her, along with her partner Carl. In January, Tiffany found out that she was pregnant with her third child, a boy. She knew the clock was ticking and felt even more pressure to find a place to live before the baby arrived in September. The family is among many who have experienced homelessness in Seattle. During the year 2017 Seattle and King County Point-In-Time count, 11,643 people were found to be living without a home in the city.