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Columbia City Residents Weigh in On “Responsive Housing” Development

by Clifford C. Cawthon

Homelessness is on the rise in Seattle. Mayor Murray declared a ‘state of emergency’ last year in Seattle around homelessness in order to aggressively address the problem. Much of the problem, however, isn’t about affordability but stability. In the One Night Count of the homeless last January, 9.6% were veterans, 35.6% were mentally ill and more than 2000 of the 4505 unhoused people were under age 17; all populations who face the risk of housing-instability. Continue reading Columbia City Residents Weigh in On “Responsive Housing” Development