How can we lessen the current homelessness crisis?
Jobs and income, for starters. United Way supports those experiencing homelessness in Seattle with programs designed to boost jobs and income. But while we’re helping some people, we cannot allow others on the cusp to fall into homelessness.
One way to stop that? Supporting the King County Proposition 1 Veterans and Human Services Levy coming up on your ballot.
“The services the levy would pay for are greatly needed by a growing population of seniors and homeless people and those in danger of losing their homes,” this recent Seattle Times op/ed said regarding King County Proposition 1.
One of United Way’s crucial strategies to end homelessness is to make homelessness rare. That means helping people avoid losing their homes and becoming homeless in the first place. In our homelessness work with King County, the City of Seattle and many other area agencies, last year United Way invested $9.2M in shelter and housing programs.
Want to help our neighbors in need? Voters have already approved this levy twice. Renewing this levy to aid the most vulnerable is a no-brainer. (Here’s how you can reach out to voters to and share your support.)
Check out the full op/ed on King County Proposition 1 in the Seattle Times.