Inslee urges action on homelessness


Last updated 2/8/2022 at 9:59am

Gov. Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA – Homeless people would have quick access to shelters and other facilities under a $815 million, multi-agency plan supported by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Flanked by Democrat officials from King County, Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma on Feb. 3, the governor pressed the Legislature to pass Senate Bill 5662.

The bill would create an intergovernmental coordination office to reduce the number of homeless camps by helping people get into permanent housing.

"We have to move more quickly and compassionately to serve the thousands of people who are now living under bridges, on our sidewalks, on the s...

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