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File #: 2021-0330    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Regional Policy Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE adopting the Initial Health through Housing Implementation Plan to govern the expenditure of sales and use tax proceeds authorized by K.C.C. chapter 4A.503 and RCW 82.14.530 from 2022 through 2028 and creating the health through housing advisory committee; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.300.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Committees, Health, Housing, Taxes
Code sections: 4A.300 - ., 4A.503 - .
Attachments: 1. A. Appendix A - Initial Health through Housing Implementation Plan 2022-2028, 2. 2021-0330 transmittal letter, 3. 2021-0330 Financial Plan - Health Through Housing Implementation Plan Health Through Housing Fund 000001320, 4. 2021-0330 fiscal note, 5. 2021-0330 Legislative Review Form, 6. 2021-0330_SR HtHImplementationPlan 10-13-21
Staff: Sanders, April
Drafter
Clerk 08/30/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE adopting the Initial Health through Housing Implementation Plan to govern the expenditure of sales and use tax proceeds authorized by K.C.C. chapter 4A.503 and RCW 82.14.530 from 2022 through 2028 and creating the health through housing advisory committee; and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4A.300.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. In December 2018, the King County regional affordable housing task force found that the region needs an additional forty-four thousand homes affordable for very low- and extremely low-income households over the next five years.
2. Additional funding is required to address the urgent need for affordable housing in King County.
3. In November 2015, King County declared a state of emergency to address the homelessness crisis.
4. As of December 31, 2020, more than three thousand eight hundred households receiving homeless services in King County are experiencing chronic homelessness.
5. Studies show that people experiencing chronic homelessness experience more negative physical health, lower behavioral health outcomes and victimization.
6. Studies show the costs of permanent supportive housing for these households is far less than the crisis system costs from these households experiencing homelessness.
7. One-room settings, in particular permanent affordable housing with supportive services, are proven to improve health outcomes and housing stability and reduce crisis system use.
8. As of August 11, 2021, more than six hundred ten thousand Americans had died from COVID-19.
9. Persons living in congregate shelters are particularly vulnerable to rapid spread of airborne disease like COVID-19 because persons living in congregate shelters are disproportionately persons of color, older than average, experiencing higher rates of underlying health conditions, and by definition without a safe place in which to observe social distancing and best practices of hygiene.
10. In 2020, the Region...

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