Woodinville, WA Endorsing King County 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

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Woodinville, WA, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 9/11/06

Source File: http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/Documents/CityHall/Resolutions/Resolution%20326.pdf

Text:

RESOLUTION NO. 326
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON, ENDORSING THE GOALS OF "A ROOF OVER EVERY BED IN KING COUNTY: OUR COMMUNITY'S TEN-YEAR PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS" AND STATING THE INTENT OF THE CITY OF WOODINVILLE TO WORK WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PLAN.

WHEREAS, it is estimated that there are over 8,000 people who experience homelessness in King County on any given night; and

WHEREAS, in 2004, eleven percent of homeless households reported North or East King County as their last permanent address; and

WHEREAS, a additional attention is needed to restructure our region's existing homelessness services system from managing homelessness to preventing and ending homelessness; and

WHEREAS, the community, including local governments, the United Way of King County, the faith community, the business community, and non-profit organizations have worked over the last several years to develop a plan outlining new efforts to address homelessness;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOODINVILLE DOES HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The City Council endorses the goals of "A Roof Over Every Bed in King County: Our Community's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness" and concurs with the Plan's "commitment to ensure that there is an appropriate, affordable roof over the bed of everyone living in King County - whether young or old, living alone or with families, sick or well."

Section 2. The City pledges to work with other governmental officials, the United Way of King County, faith and civic groups, communities of color, philanthropies, the business community, non-profit housing and service providers, and others to implement this plan over the next ten years.

Section 3. The City Council approves the guiding principles provided in the attached Interest Statement regarding the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in King County.

Section 4. The City recognizes that additional resources will be required in order to meet the ambitious goals included in the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and that local government resources are not adequate to achieve these goals. Therefore, the City of Woodinville will support efforts to increase funding at the federal and state levels to pursue the goals of the Ten- Year Plan to End Homelessness.

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