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File #: 2016-0537    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2016 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/14/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14754
Title: A MOTION expressing support for regional planning, coordination and funding efforts to address the challenges of homelessness and housing affordability in King County.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Joe McDermott, Dave Upthegrove, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski, Larry Gossett
Indexes: Homelessness, Housing
Attachments: 1. Motion 14754.pdf
Drafter
Clerk 11/09/2016
Title
A MOTION expressing support for regional planning, coordination and funding efforts to address the challenges of homelessness and housing affordability in King County.
Body
WHEREAS, at the end of September 2016, the median single-family home price in King County was nearly five hundred thousand dollars, more than three hundred thousand dollars above the national median, and
WHEREAS, King County home prices increased more than fourteen percent between September 2015 and 2016, a rate of increase more than double the national average, and
WHEREAS, at the end of September 2016, the median monthly rental price in King County was two thousand two hundred fifty dollars, more than seven hundred dollars above the national median, and
WHEREAS, these housing price levels have resulted in nearly three hundred thousand households in King County spending more than thirty percent of their incomes on housing, and
WHEREAS, far too many people have been unable to afford any type of housing, with nearly ten thousand people experiencing homelessness on any given day during 2016, and
WHEREAS, during the third quarter of 2016, one thousand one hundred seventy-two homeless families applied to King County for permanent housing, and
WHEREAS, the lack of affordable housing and the crisis of homelessness are being felt in every community in the county, and
WHEREAS, King County, local jurisdictions, private and nonprofit partners and philanthropic organizations have come together to address the challenges of homelessness and housing affordability: through the efforts of All Home to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time; through the work of the King County consortium to assess community development and housing needs countywide and to allocate state and federal funding; and through the work of the growth management planning council to develop strategies to meet housing needs through local planning and zoning initiatives, and
WHEREAS, the King C...

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