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Either provide oversight to SHARE or move funding to new group

either require SHARE to be more transparent with its financial books and use an outside agency to provide oversight, or move the emergency shelter funding to another organization that is better able to handle its responsibilities. Though there is a definite need for homeless shelters, there are long standing problems with the current system. The city also needs to require a much more open and public process when setting ...more »

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Stop funding SHARE and seek better solutions for the homeless

I suggest you stop funding SHARE. SHARE is an activist organization, more concerned with advancing their own agenda and profiting from the city than with their supposed mission of bettering the homeless. SHARE recently moved a shelter into the Wallingford neighborhood this week through what has become a practiced model, of selecting a church to serve as a front (hiding behind the legislation that allows churches to behave ...more »

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STOP Spending money on Share. Find a true solution.

cut the funding to Share. We need to be spending our funds on organizations that are trying to solve homelessness issues. Helpgin people get back on their feet and helping others get the care they need. Not spending money on an organization that simply finds locations for people to stay and then force these individuals to help with their political agendas.

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stop funding SHARE

stop funding SHARE

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stop funding SHARE

stop funding SHARE

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Permanent "Dignity Village"

Allow a permanent "Dignity Village" tent city where the Viaduct sits now. The city costs are almost zero and it will alleviate the backlog for more expensive housing. Follow the Portland model:

 

http://dignityvillage.org/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dignity_Village

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Incentives for homeowners with open bedrooms to help homeless

Develop a program to connect people who own their homes and have rooms empty with people that need a place to stay. Right now a lot of people are having trouble making their mortgage payments, and many of them have empty bedrooms. There could be a financial incentive for the homeowner and there would be more beds for people who desperately need them. There are programs to connect with landlords with apartment buildings, ...more »

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Reduce rolls royce benefits

only provide services and subsidies that are LOWER then would be made working for minimum wage..work incentive and savings

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Homelessness and Neighborhoods

It seems that the city of Seattle has given SHARE and various churches the right to make decisions about neighborhoods that do not include participation of the residents of those neighborhoods. Putting homeless people in tents in the middle of winter in Seattle is NOT a solution to homelessness! Why can't the city put the money we are currently giving to SHARE into establishing warm, water-tight shelters (eg, buildings) ...more »

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Staff Heavy Service Area, Not Responsive to Communities of Color

I suggest you...streamline the number of employees who work in the area of homelessness to enable more resources to go directly to services for creating job opportunities for homeless people, especially the working poor and for providing direct services to meet their mental health and physical health needs. This unit has too many employees. Secondly get more agencies of color, civic groups, faith based organization ...more »

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Community Forum

There is an opportunity to voice your ideas at a Community Forum on King County Budget priorities at Real Change News in Pioneer Square, 10/11 at 6pm!

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Change how we treat the chemically addicted

Do what Mexico is considering, legalize drugs and treat addiction as a medical condition which frees up criminal correction money and build more subsidized housing

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