SEATTLE — King County plans to buy as many as a dozen hotels to permanently house hundreds of homeless people and provide them with services.
The initiative is called Health Through Housing. It uses revenue from a .1% sales tax increase to develop a network of apartment-like shelters, with the goal of getting people out of tents, off of sidewalks, and into safe, clean homes.
The county hopes to eventually house 45%, or 2,000 people, out of its chronically homeless population of 4,500, by October 2022.
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