Report on 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Nine hundred and seventy eight volunteers with Plymouth Housing Group counted 2,759 people sleeping outdoors in King County-children, adults, and seniors. This number is 5% less than in 2009. This number does not include the 5,800 people who stay each night in emergency shelters and transitional housing.

Some progress in ending homelessness is being made. Last year King County added 1,065 units of housing making a total of 4,111 units. This is the fourth year of the ten year plan to end homelessness in King Country.

Plymouth Housing Group is adding two new houses, Humphrey House and Scargo that should open this Spring. Humphrey House will devote space to Spanish-speaking immigrants who are struggling with mental health issues and chemical dependency. Scargo will focus on the homeless Native American population.