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King County Regional Homelessness Authority 5 Year Plan Approved

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KCRHA Absolutely Crushed

In a scathing Op-ed, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (@KCCReaganDunn) destroys Regional Homelessness Authority (@KingCoRHA) saying, “there are foundational issues that make the KCRHA doomed to fail and unfit to be trusted.”

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The King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s (@KingCoRHA) 5-Year Plan has been approved. Vote happened Thursday afternoon. The Governing Committee is made up of elected officials like Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell (@MayorofSeattle) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (@kcexec.) Despite calls to dismantle KCRHA after the abrupt resignation of former CEO Marc Dones last month, they are still moving forward. It’s now on them. This agency is responsible for the bulk of homeless outreach in the region.

STATEMENT FROM KCRHA: “KCRHA’s Governing Committee of elected officials, with the support of the Implementation Board, has unanimously approved our 5-Year Plan. The plan is our community’s path forward to reduce unsheltered homelessness, with specific, measurable, action steps and goals prioritized for the near term and within existing budgets. We are grateful for the input, feedback and support—through many months of community engagement—from service providers, government partners, business and community leaders, and KCRHA staff. Action steps in the plan focus on coordination and improvements at three levels—with individual service providers, across our network of service providers, and in collaboration with other systems like health care, recovery, and foster care. The full plan provides a roadmap and a set of action steps to achieve progress, unifying and coordinating the homeless response system so that it is more transparent, accountable, and effective at reducing unsheltered homelessness.” -Anne Martens, KCRHA

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.