In King County, about 220 veterans have what Rebecca Murch, executive director of nonprofit organization The Seattle Stand Down calls “tickets to ending their homelessness” — vouchers for rental assistance. Finding a place to use them is the hard part.
“They’ve got a ticket to the carnival ride,” Murch said. “But there’s no carnival ride.”
On Aug. 10, the county launched Operation: WelcomeOneHome to raise awareness and recruit landlords and property owners to rent to homeless veterans.