Are there homeless people in Redmond?

Yes, there are homeless people in Redmond. It is hard to quantify how many homeless individuals are from Redmond because some may be accessing services and shelter throughout King County. One source of data is the King County Point-in-Time (PIT) Count which is conducted annually and includes information on the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals by subregion. The most recent count was conducted in 2020. At that time, there were 586 individuals residing in emergency shelters in East King County, which is the subregion where Redmond is located. This represents 9% of King County’s sheltered homeless population. There were 446 unsheltered homeless individuals in East King County, which represents 8% of the King County total. Regional data for individuals who have a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder is on page 98 of the PIT report. The City of Redmond’s homeless outreach administrator serves an average of 180 homeless or unstably housed individuals each year. Current clients with direct ties to Redmond area (employment, family, services, supports, etc.) equals 64.

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1. Who purchased the Redmond Silver Cloud Inn for a Health Through Housing facility?
2. Did the County require approval from the City to purchase and locate a HTH facility in Redmond?
3. What is the intended use of the Silver Cloud Inn building?
4. What is the City’s role in HTH?
5. Does the Redmond Zoning Code (RZC) allow for this use of long-term or transitional housing in this location?
6. When did the City learn about the County’s desire to locate a HTH facility in Redmond?
7. Why doesn’t the City stop this project?
8. : Did the City recruit the County to locate a HTH facility in Redmond?
9. When did the Mayor’s Office make City Council aware of this program in Redmond?
10. Are there homeless people in Redmond?
11. Why did the City not require community outreach?
12. Will the City be involved in choosing and monitoring an operator for the facility?
13. How will the City ensure safety for the community?
14. Will the City forbid use of drugs and alcohol at the HTH facility?
15. Will there be a community meeting?
16. Will the City consider making it illegal to camp or sleep outside in public spaces?
17. What is an interim official control that the Redmond City Council adopted on August 17, 2021?
18. How does the interim official control change the process that existed when the County purchased the Silver Cloud property under the HB 1220 legislation?
19. Will the City Council hold a public hearing regarding the interim official control?