How Seattle spent $54 million on homelessness in 2017
You may not notice a difference when you drive around downtown Seattle, but the city is sure that it spent $54 million on its homeless crisis in 2017.
It breaks out as follows ($50 million):
Emergency – $24.8 million or 50%
Permanent Housing Support – $16.8 million or 34%
Permanent Supportive Housing
Transition in Place
Prevention to keep people in homes – $4.2 million or 9%
Services – $3.3 million or 7%
Services for people experiencing homelessness
CDBG capital repair projects
The city said $50 million was the budgeted amount, but actual spending for the Human Services Department was $54 million.