The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced over $1.9 billion in total grants nationwide for homelessness in what HUD called “the most competitive ever” year. In all, over $35 million in federal homeless assistance funds was awarded jointly to the City of Seattle and King County, including over $4.3 million in… 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.