Mayor McGinn announced on Friday (May 11) the release of a draft six-year plan that lays out a new way for the City to help people in crisis and move individuals and families from homelessness to safe and stable housing.
The Seattle Human Services Department’s (HSD) Draft Communities Supporting Safe & Stable Housing Investment Plan maintains the City’s commitment to shelter and homeless services while proposing a gradual shift in overall funding to programs that prevent homelessness and move people into housing. The Investment Plan also asks service providers to commit to five Guiding Principles, which describe the City’s expectations regarding service quality standards, the coordination of services, and improved data collection.
The draft plan is a result of a year-long community outreach effort by HSD, and the Mayor’s announcement triggers the start of an additional three-week comment period.
For a copy of the draft plan, executive summary, Guiding Principles, and related documents, please visit this Web page.
To comment on the draft plan, please send your written comments by 5:00 p.m. May 31, 2012 to David Takami, Seattle Human Services Department, firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215.