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.
Isabel Ivanescu knows there are thousands of vacant homes in the city, and too many people living on the street.