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Everyone deserves access to affordable housing and equal pay for equal work, and yet many people are denied these rights on a daily basis. Both of these factors impede ones ability to live a full and productive life and they contribute to homelessness. • 9.5% of King County residents (170,373 people) live in poverty and are therefore at risk for becoming homeless.[1] • During the course of one year in King County, over 24,000 individuals will experience homelessness.[2] • According to the 2007 One Night Count of Homeless Persons, at least 7,839 people experienced homelessness on this winter night in King County.[3] • An estimated 2,000 meet the definition of chronically homeless.[4] Lack of housing for any portion of King County affects each of us. Each year, millions of King County tax payer dollars are spent caring for the homeless people through our most expensive emergency services 911, hospital emergency rooms, jails, mental health hospitals, detoxification programs, child ...
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Everyone deserves access to affordable housing and equal pay for equal work, and yet many people are denied these rights on a daily basis. Both of these factors impede ones ability to live a full and productive life and they contribute to homelessness. • 9.5% of King County residents live in poverty and are therefore at risk for becoming homeless.[1] • During the course of one year in King County, over 24,000 individuals will experience homelessness.[2] • According to the 2010 One Night Count of Homeless Persons, at least 8,937 people experienced homelessness on this winter night in King County.[3] • An estimated 2,000 meet the definition of chronically homeless.[4] Lack of housing for any portion of King County affects each of us. Each year, millions of King County tax payer dollars are spent caring for the homeless people through our most expensive emergency services 911, hospital emergency rooms, jails, mental health hospitals, detoxification programs, child protective services, ...
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