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June 26, 2017

Homelessness by the numbers

Click to view the full infographic

Note: An earlier version of the infographic had the incorrect amount awarded to emergency shelters providers for 2017-18. It has been corrected.

Infographic of 2016 data on homelessness in the Seattle area and around America

They subsist on the margins. They live in the spaces in between our homes and businesses and beneath our freeways. They are some of our society’s most vulnerable members, struggling with homelessness, and at last count, in King County alone they were more than 11,000 strong.

That’s the equivalent of a city the size of Woodinville, living on our streets.

Today, Crosscut joins a host of local media organizations in dedicating our website and our social media channels to them, and to finding solutions to a problem that has haunted this region for far too long.

We will track the action on the page below, providing links to all the work from Seattle-area news outlets. Please help spread these good words on Facebook, and join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #SeaHomeless.

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Wohnpark Alt-Erlaa was built in stages between 1976 and 1985.Credit: Hertha Hurnaus

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