housing first

But his new homelessness czar won't share any details about it.
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.
Isabel Ivanescu knows there are thousands of vacant homes in the city, and too many people living on the street.