Seattle’s latest homelessness count finds 34% drop in homeless tents

(The Center Square) – The City of Seattle has released new data showing a decrease in homelessness within the city, countering disappointing statistics on homelessness throughout King County.

In March, the city’s Unified Care Team counted 345 tents within city limits, a 34% decrease from 523 tents counted in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The team also counted 179 RVs at active encampment sites last March, a 21% decrease from the 227 RVs counted last time.

The new data counters the latest Point-In-Time count that the King County Regional Homelessness Authority released last week. The King County Regional Homelessness Authority conducted both an unsheltered and sheltered PIT count in January, with results showing 16,385 people experiencing homelessness in King County.

The 16,385 homeless people tallied by the agency is a 22.6% increase from the last point-in-time count conducted by the county in 2022, which
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