The Issue of Homelessness
How many homeless people are there in our community?
King County’s 2016 One Night Count (conducted on January 29th between 2:00 am and 5:00 am) found that at least 4,505 men, women and children in King County were homeless and sleeping outdoors without shelter during that time period—up 19% from 2015. In 2015, an additional 6,275 people were found in shelters and transitional programs.
- In late 2015, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine declared a state of emergency over homelessness. We believe that resolving our area’s homelessness crisis involves more than simply providing housing to homeless individuals, it also means providing the support they need to stay housed and leave life on the streets behind for good
That’s why Plymouth remains focused on providing permanent supportive housing for homeless single adults, and we are committed to working with our community to solve this devastating social issue.