Category Archives: homeless

Effort to create regional governance for homeless response has a rocky road

Last week I wrote that the effort to create a regional governance structure to lead the response to the homelessness crisis was reaching a pivotal moment as a revised plan was brought forth to King County’s Regional Policy Committee and the Seattle City Council. The back-to-back meetings of those two groups last Thursday showed that fractures still remain and the chance of¬† moving forward with a plan is far from certain.

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It’s a pivotal week for the proposed regional homelessness authority

It’s shaping up to be an important week for the proposal to create a regional governance structure for responding to the homelessness crisis, with Thursday being the key day.

Council member Bagshaw discussing next steps for the proposal to establish a regional governance structure for homelessness response

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City Council debates the future of the Navigation Team

This morning the City Council began discussing in earnest its competing ideas for changes to next year’s budget for the homelessness response, following its first conversation two weeks ago. Much of the time was taken up with one question: what to do with the Navigation Team. And it’s clear that the Council is nowhere near consensus.

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New report shows bias in how homeless people are prioritized for services

A study released last week confirms something that many people in the homeless-services community had suspected: a key tool used to assess and prioritize homeless people in King County for access to services is biased against people of color.

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