Seattle Mayor declares ‘civil emergency’ as homelessness… | www.kirotv.com

“We are in a moment of our history where decades of service cuts, growing inequality, and untreated mental health and drug [addiction] has finally resulted in a human crisis seen in the history of our city — indeed in the history of our nation,” Murray said.

City of Seattle says many reasons factor into the crisis, and that it is an issue no local government can solve alone. Murray cited a decline in federal housing support that “burden of left crisis response” on municipalities. The City is now responsible for over 60 percent of homelessness investments.

Source: Seattle Mayor declares ‘civil emergency’ as homelessness… | www.kirotv.com

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