Section 8 Housing Lottery Coming to King County
Here are three quick radio spots from KUOW 94.9 about current homeless conditions in Seattle. A lot of you ask me about what can be done to help rent prices in Seattle. It's clear that the subsidies offered are not enough to treat the problem. This is not an easy topic to talk about. This means it's that much more important. Renters all get pushed around chasing affordability, but what do you do when you have nothing?
There is a lottery for 2,500 vouchers coming in King County. So far there are 19,000 applicants. Applications can be filled out at KCHA.org The deadline is Tuesday Feb 10th. It could be 4 years before you get another chance to apply.
This piece reiterates the above info.
There is a 20% increase in homelessness according to last weeks one night count. If you would like to see those homeless count numbers. They are listed here.