But his new homelessness czar won't share any details about it.
Housing first? More like housing fourth.
We need every weapon available to us to combat this problem. I would not want to have to look at a homeless veteran in the eye and say, "Research told us that we didn't need transitional housing, so I'm sorry, I don't have a bed for you." That goes against everything I've learned in 23 years of serving homeless veterans.
I'm not a politician. I'm not a social worker. I'm a mother. I'm a writer. I'm a doer. And, the issue of homelessness in Seattle has been weighing on my conscience: I NEEDED to do something.
It's safe to say things started looking up.
I asked them why these people won't come into a temporary shelter. The answers were simple: they had already been in a shelter
If you take the actual point-in-time counts reported by Utah to the federal government, and if you remove the two time periods
Isabel Ivanescu knows there are thousands of vacant homes in the city, and too many people living on the street.
"You are not alone." Reverend Chuck Booker's words cut through the silence in the chapel, through the cold rain clattering on the chapel's windows, through the heaviness in my heart.
We have gotten here by upending conventional notions about homeless people, deploying programs that work, and because of stalwart support from the District's elected officials. Just think of the other problems we could solve with this same commitment.