King County releases $3 million to help find shelter for the homeless

King County will release $3 million in funding to support an increase in shelter capacity and serve people experiencing homelessness in South King County cities.

The city of Tukwila will receive $2 million and the city of Burien $1 million, according to an April 18 news release from King County Executive Dow Constantine.

The cities of Tukwila and Burien were the only two applicants following the announcement of a $5 million funding opportunity in December 2023 to support South King County with local response efforts for people experiencing homelessness, such as additional safe emergency shelter as they work to find stable, long-term housing, according to the news release.

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