Every year Coalition advocates speak up in support of the most possible hours and beds for the King County Winter Shelter (currently operating in the King County Administration Building). Your postcards helped influence the following motion passed on Monday, November 9, 2015. Thanks for speaking up! We encourage you to read the motion below.
King County Council passed a motion expressing support for an expansion of the King County Homeless Winter Shelter for winter 2015-2016 and for a continued partnership with the city of Seattle for joint funding of an expansion of the shelter.
Highlights of what the motion says:
A. The King County council supports efforts to expand the capacity of the King County Homeless Winter Shelter from fifty to up to one hundred fifty beds for winter 2015-2016.
B. The King County council supports providing a location for an expanded King County Homeless Winter Shelter for winter 2015-2016, either at the current location of the King County administration building or at another King County-owned facility in downtown Seattle, or at both, and identifying new funding partnerships sufficient to cover any combination of rent, utilities, security and facility improvements as needed.
C. The King County council, as part of its continuing partnership with the city of Seattle in addressing the crisis of homelessness, encourages the city to renew its support for the King County Homeless Winter Shelter by appropriating funding sufficient to cover the costs of shelter management for up to an additional one hundred beds for winter 2015-2016.