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Councilmember Sawant to Hold Hearing to End Cuts to Women’s Homeless Services and Advocate for Big Business Tax to Fund Publicly-Owned Affordable Housing

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) will host a Council meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall Chambers to discuss recent cuts to women’s shelters and homeless services after the Seattle Human Services Department recently rebid their homeless services contracts. Sawant and committee members will engage directly with providers from the Women’s Housing, Equality, and Enhancement League (WHEEL) and the Women’s Referral Center, and learn what the cuts will mean for women’s lives. Councilmembers will also be joined by organizers from Real Change. Councilmember Sawant will also announce her intention to identify funding to reverse the budget cuts, and will call on those present to fight for an urgent progressive business tax to raise $150-$200 million a year to rapidly create thousands of units of publicly-owned permanent affordable housing.

Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee on cuts to women’s shelters & homeless services

Seattle City Hall
Council Chambers, Second Floor
600 Fourth Ave., Seattle 98104

Monday, February 12
6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Women’s Housing, Equality, and Enhancement League (WHEEL)
Women’s Referral Center
Real Change

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