In case you missed it, here’s some media coverage that you might find interesting:
- Pandemic has made homelessness more visible in many American cities, by Aryn Braun, The Economist, August 2, 2021
It is a rare moment when the resources, sense of urgency and political will to tackle homelessness on such a grand scale align.
- Then and Now: Seattle’s plan for homelessness from 2010 to 2020, by Luke Brennan, South Seattle Emerald, July 29, 2021
Research shows that when rent goes up by $100 from one year to the next, homelessness increases by 15–39% depending on if it’s a rural, suburban, or urban area.
- Regional Homelessness Director Marc Dones: “The driver of homelessness is economic,” by Erica C. Barnett, PubliCola, July 26, 2021
This policy framework could have profound impacts on how cities prioritize spending, their response to encampments, and whether they focus on quick “fixes” like shelter or longer-term solutions like housing subsidies
- To predict who’s most likely to become homeless, look to South King County, researchers say, by Sydney Brownstone, Seattle Times, July 14, 2021
Those neighborhoods, for the most part, also have some of the fewest resources to help households edging closer to homelessness, either because of smaller budgets, fractured political response or a lack of robust social service networks.
- Marc Dones believes King County can fix its homelessness crisis, by Ashley Archibald, South Seattle Emerald, June 29, 2021
Dones isn’t unrealistic. They know the challenges that the area faces, having worked here for years as a primary architect of the KCRHA. And they know the policy arena into which they stepped when they started as CEO at the end of April. They also see an opportunity to gather the resources of one of the richest areas of the world to get people inside.