Since Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency on March 3, we’ve seen an unprecedented expansion of shelter in King County. This is good, but not enough.
For as long as I can remember, the emergency shelter we’ve needed today has been deferred by the promise of housing sometime in the future.
As Mayor Durkan recently told CBS, “we are finding some of the smartest, best dollars we can spend is going upstream to stop people from becoming homeless in the first place.”
Read more in the May 27 - June 2, 2020 issue.