Weekly news for May 17, 2017
A Community Working to End Homelessness
The State of Homelessness in King County
Homelessness is a crisis in King County. Over 10,000 people are experiencing homelessness on a given day, and nearly 40 percent are unsheltered. Racial disparities are stark, with Native Americans seven times more likely to experience homelessness than Whites, and African Americans five times more likely.
Yet, homelessness is solvable, and we are making progress, including 52% more people housed in 2016 than in 2013. Our vision is that homelessness is rare in King County, racial disparities are eliminated, and if one becomes homeless, it is brief and only a one-time occurrence.