On Jan. 26, 2018, between 2 and 6 a.m., the weather was about 42 degrees with a light rain. Volunteers counted 6,320 homeless people outside in King County.
Huddled in tents and doorways. Living in cars, vans and RVs. Riding buses and walking around for warmth.
For the first time in the history of the annual one-night count, the unsheltered homeless outnumbered those in shelter and transitional housing. This is a horrific tipping point that should surprise no one.