Residents against Permanent Low barrier Men's shelter in Eastgate
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This petition is to have your say against the development of a Homeless Shelter on the King County property located at 14350 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA.
The location raises a number of concerns in our community:
- Per section 5 of FAQ - Site Location ( FAQ - Site Location) one of the factors taken into consideration for selecting the Eastside Men’s Shelter is avoiding single family residential areas. The fact that town home condos occupied by hundreds of families many with young children are located within a few hundred feet of the proposed facility should be considered in the selection of the site.
- Impact of property value. Eastgate is a prosper neighborhoods and without any doubt addition of the shelter is going to have adverse impact on property value. Per realtor.com homeless shelter can drag down property values by 12% (The Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Your Home Value)
- The proposed shelter, will be a low barrier shelter and will accommodate people with mental health, addiction and sex offenses. In addition to our concerns for the safety of the residents of the neighborhood, we are concerned for the safety of the students of Bellevue College. Every year more than 30,000 students, majority female and as young as 16 years of age enroll in Bellevue College which is located within a few hundred feet of the proposed site. We believe such a close proximity puts the safety of the students at risk.
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