Can King County keep using empty hotels to fight homelessness?

Fear of cost

The dark cloud that hangs over the hotel-based programs is what comes next, especially as hotels start to fill up again with paying customers.

The main issue is that the hotel programs are expensive. For JustCARE, that is simply the reality, especially if staff members are to be paid a living wage.  

“When you come from the place of, not scarcity, but more like generosity and abundance and actually do what it takes to take care of people, you can do some pretty cool shit, right?” said Benet. “You can actually keep people out of jail and keep cops from coming.”

Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis

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