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Aerial photo of the Seattle from Queen Anne
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Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

On May 31, 2022, Mayor Bruce Harrell makes major announcements regarding the City’s efforts to address homelessness. Mayor Harrell reveals the City’s public facing dashboard and detail ongoing and future efforts to address the homelessness crisis. Read More ›
Bruce Harrell Presser

Mayoral Update on Seattle’s Homeless Crisis

@MayorofSeattle held press conference today alongside @CMDanStrauss and CEO of @KC_RHA Marc Dones to address Woodland Park and latest on Seattle’s homeless crisis. Lots of new nuggets. I will break down highlights below. Read More ›
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Downtown San Francisco with California Street at sunrise, San Francisco, California, USA
Downtown San Francisco with California Street at sunrise, San Francisco, California, USA

California’s Epic Homeless Nightmare

What’s the matter with California? “It’s suffering from San Fransickness,” which is “pathological altruism,” answers Michael Shellenberger, author of the book “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities.” Read More ›
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Seattle Parks Targeted for Retaliation

Multiple sources say homeless activists trashed @SeattleParks HQ on Dexter Ave. in #Seattle over the weekend. More than a dozen windows broken, several city cars spray painted/vandalized. They also left threatening msg saying, “You sweep, we attack. You sweep we strike.” Read More ›
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Jay Inslee

It’s Not About How Much You Spend, It’s About HOW You Spend It

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee just announced plans to spend an additional $800 million on homelessness in 2022, on top of the $2 billion approved by the State Legislature earlier this year to help alleviate homelessness. Money is needed to fix homelessness, but it must be money spent wisely. Read More ›
Poor tired depressed hungry homeless man holding cardboard card
Poor tired depressed hungry homeless man holding
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Watch: Robert Marbut Talks About Homelessness with Dr. Drew

Robert Marbut, the former Executive Director of the USICH, sat down with Dr. Drew to talk about homelessness (especially as it is experienced in California) and how the Trump administration was planning to tackle it. With the inauguration of President Joe Biden this year, the federal policy has returned to Housing First but the interview remains relevant. Read More ›
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Handmade concept. Women's hands do the product of wood. Wood workshop with a tool and a lamp
Handmade concept. Women's hands do the product of wood. Wood workshop with a tool and a lamp

Expanding the Toolbox

In the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) The State of Homelessness in America report, CEA pointed out that overall homelessness has increased in America; and in many communities, homelessness has reached a crisis level. In just five years, unsheltered homelessness increased 20.5 percent from 175,399 in 2014 to 211,293 in 2019. Simultaneously, the number of year-round beds available to serve persons experiencing homelessness through subsidized Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing rose from 338,065 to 482,254, a 42.7 percent increase in five years. Despite significant increases in funding and beds, overall homelessness has been increasing in the United States. The federal government’s policy shift in 2013 to prioritizing housing first as a one-size-fits-all approach has not worked to reduce homelessness Read More ›