Seattle to build 600 new units to house chronically homeless

SEATTLE (AP) — City leaders say Seattle will invest approximately $60 million through 2021 to quickly build housing for people who are chronically homeless. The Seattle Times reports the investment by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration is the most the city has ever spent in a single year on permanent supportive housing. The units include wraparound services for people with a disabling condition who have been homeless for more than a year or who have been homeless four times in three years. The move follows a push from business leaders and homeless advocates who say that investing in enough of this type of housing could effectively end chronic homelessness.