In King County, which includes Seattle, Washington, chronic homelessness is rising at about 42% annually over the past five years. This is the second fastest-growing, chronically homeless population in the U.S., behind Oakland, California. Funding for homeless services in King County increased an average of 21% each year during this time. As of 2020, King county's chronically homeless population stood at an estimated 3,355 individuals (or 149 individuals per 100,000 population). This is the fourth-largest chronically homeless population in the nation following New York City, New York; Los Angeles County, California; and the San . . .