The homeless state of emergency in Seattle and King County demands urgent and bold action. Last week, the City of Seattle, King County, United Way of King County, and All Home released consultant reports which recommended changes to our homeless crisis response system. We are committed to significant data driven changes to our current approach…. Read more »
A Community Working to End Homelessness
The State of Homelessness in King County
Homelessness is a crisis in King County. In 2015 alone, nearly 10,000 people are experiencing homelessness on a given day, and nearly 40 percent are unsheltered. People are homeless on average for more than 100 days, and they return to homelessness after being housed nearly 20 percent of the time. Racial disparities are stark, with Native Americans seven times more likely to experience homelessness than Whites, and African Americans five times more likely.