On August 3rd, 2020, the Committee of the Whole met to discuss COVID-19 relief as well as some history of the work they’ve done for communities facing homelessness. Renton Progress has an opinion article about the efforts (not enough).
Regardless, the city has dedicated $500K of its CARE relief to put towards communities near/experiencing homelessness. Within that half-a-million, $305K will be going to utility and rent assistance through three local partners including the Salvation Army, Centro Rendu, and African Community Housing. The dollar amounts weren’t specified, but residents have expressed criticism of public money going to Salvation Army due to the allegations of homophobia and transphobia within the organization.
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