OLYMPIA, Washington – Governor Jay Inslee urged lawmakers to allocate more money to address the homeless crisis.
Inslee pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has left more people homeless and that the federal US rescue plan package now includes new resources.
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Without asking for a specific amount to be spent, the governor urged lawmakers to go beyond what they already budgeted to provide housing and clean public spaces for storage.
Inslee also stated that he hopes it will be closer to the hundreds of millions than it is to the tens of millions.
Inslee believes lawmakers will require local governments to play some kind of investment game.