(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee revealed to KOMO News that in order to continue the initiative that removes homeless camps from roadways they would need additional funding. Since the program started a little over a year ago it has gone through $143 million.
Inslee noted that it was not possible for the program to continue with no funding and that in January the legislature was going to push for an increase in funding in order for them to continue making progress with the program known as Rights-of-Way Safety Initiative which was started on June 22nd. The program aims to remove homeless camps from nearby roads and provide the people who live in the camps with other housing options.
On Friday, Inslee visited the tiny home village created in Olympia as part of the project, which will provide shelter to 50 people living in a camp along the I-5. The governor pointed out during the tour that the safety initiative had run out of money and that if the legislature did not allocate more funds to the initiative, then the camps would continue to be where they are.
A governor spokesperson told Fox News that they were proud of the work achieved through the initiative and that they would require more funding in order for the work to continue.
The Washington State Department of Commerce data has noted that the state has spent over $143 million so far on funding housing and covering the costs of the initiative.
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