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File #: 2015-0327    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2015 In control: Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 8/31/2015
Enactment date: 9/10/2015 Enactment #: 18097
Title: AN ORDINANCE adopting the Committee to End Homelessness in King County Strategic Plan and endorsing its goals and principles as a guide by which the county and other members of the Committee to End Homelessness will seek to address and eliminate homelessness over the next four years.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Homelessness
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18097.pdf, 2. A. Committee to End Homelessness in King County, 3. 2015-0327 legislative review form.pdf, 4. A. Committee to End Homelessness in King County, 5. 2015-0327 fiscal note.xls, 6. 2015-0327 transmittal letter.doc, 7. 2015-0327_SR_CEH_Strat_Plan_Approval.docx, 8. 2015-0327_CEH_StrategicPlan.pptx
Staff: Bourguignon, Mary
Drafter
Clerk 08/12/2015
Title
AN ORDINANCE adopting the Committee to End Homelessness in King County Strategic Plan and endorsing its goals and principles as a guide by which the county and other members of the Committee to End Homelessness will seek to address and eliminate homelessness over the next four years.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Homelessness is recognized as a growing problem in King County and other places in the nation.
B. In 2005, a broad coalition of stakeholders came together to form the Committee to End Homelessness in King County, to focus on addressing and eliminating homelessness in King County.
C. Since the adoption of a ten-year plan to end homelessness in 2005-2015, our community has succeeded in ending homelessness for almost forty thousand people. However, our regional one-night count of homeless person estimates that approximateley ten thousand King County residents continue to experience homelessness on any given night. Almost forty percent of these people are unsheltered.
D. King County finds it unacceptable that such a high number of our citizens cannot find safe, decent and affordable permanent housing.
E. As a major contributor to the effort to end homelessness in the region, King County is committed to having its behavioral health, developmental disabilities, health care for the homeless and other health safety-net services, community services, housing, veterans services, community corrections and other law and justice services, work with each other and the Committee to End Homelessness to create more-effective housing and service partnerships, with the goal of addressing homelessness for persons with disabling conditions and reducing expensive and ineffective involvement in the law and justce and emergency medical systems.
F. King County is also committed to furthering the work of the Committee to End Homelessness through coordination with other coun...

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