King County homelessness surges 23% as state releases plan to tackle housing

The King County Regional Homeless Authority (KCRHA) released its 2024 Unsheltered Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Wednesday. Also, earlier this week, the Washington State Department of Commerce released its Housing Advisory Plan for 2023 to 2028 to take on the housing crisis in the state.

Homelessness is up 23% in King County

According to the PIT Count, the number of people experiencing homelessness in King County, the most populated county in Washington, has gone up 23% since 2022. There were 7,685 unsheltered people (57%) and 5,683 sheltered people (43%) for a total of 13,368 in 2022. There were 9,810 unsheltered people (60%) and 6,575 sheltered people (40%) for a total of

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