King County voters approve levy for veterans, needy
King County voters approved the Veterans and Human Services Levy on Tuesday, 66 percent to 34 percent.
Seattle Times staff reporter
August 16 primary election results
King County voters overwhelmingly approved the Veterans and Human Services Levy on Tuesday, 66 percent to 34 percent.
The levy is expected to collect between $102 million and $108 million over the next six years.
The owner of a $340,000 home, the county's median home value, would pay an estimated $17 in 2012. Under the renewed levy, total collections would increase at a rate of no less than 1 percent and no more than 3 percent a year, depending on the rate of inflation.
Half of the money is to be directed to services for veterans, military personnel and their families; the other half to services for the county's neediest residents, including those who are homeless.
The levy funds an array of programs, including emergency shelter and counseling for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder; a medical van that provides care for homeless people; and mortgage or rental assistance to protect families from eviction.
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