Exec says King County will buy more hotels to house homeless population

King County Executive Dow Constantine speaking during the 2021 State of the County Address. (Screengrab from King County TV)

In his annual State of the County address, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that the county is buying a “Health Through Housing” hotel in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood to house the members of homeless population.

During the COVID-19 pandemic response, the county used three hotels to get people out of cramped shelters and into rooms of their own. A University of Washington study proved that this move was successful, reporting that when people had a place to call home they were not only safer

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