RHA Online & In the News

Read the latest media coverage of the KCRHA and please join us on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM for a Facebook Live event to hear updates on how we plan to dramatically reduce homelessness in King County, together with our partners former Governor Christine Gregoire, King County Executive Dow Constantine, KCRHA CEO Marc Dones, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary Ben Winter, State Senator Patty Kuderer, and Interim Director of We Are In & Building Changes Daniel Zavala.

In the News

In case you missed it, the KCRHA has been in the news!

Dones is especially concerned with what they see as a gap between short-term shelter and permanent housing. They say the region, and the country, doesn’t have a clear bridge between the two. And what were supposed to be short-term solutions are instead being presented as long-term housing. 

We all want to feel safe and comfortable on our sidewalks, parks and streets. And we all agree that people shouldn’t have to live outside.

It doesn’t matter to me who you are or where you live — I already know your rent is too high. Because all of our rent is too high. That’s a market dynamic. It’s not about personal choices. It’s not about questions of access to care. And we have to decide as a community that that market dynamic is not one we’re going to just live under forever. And we do need to think about how we increase the production of housing in the zero-30% AMI bracket and continue to drive towards inclusive zoning.

The RHA’s prime responsibility is to manage contracts worth tens of millions of dollars that will be awarded to service providers that work with the unsheltered in the region. The agency will also work to establish policy and make decision on what is the best regional approach to tackling one of the most pressing issues facing Western Washington.

1 comment

  1. What feedback has been gathered before these decisions were made? Was there a public comment period to collect ideas from the the community I missed?

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