The 2021 Homelessness Debates
Two nights, one topic: Learn where candidates for Mayor, Council, and other positions in Seattle-King County stack up on what voters call our region’s most pressing issue
On the nights of September 29th and 30th, join The Seattle Times and We Are In for the 2021 Homelessness Debates. Over the two nights, hear where candidates for Mayor of Seattle, Seattle City Council, Seattle City Attorney, and King County Council stack up on issues of homelessness and affordable housing in our region. Candidates will be going head-to-head in a debate format moderated by The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless reporting team.
Who wins these elections will have an enormous impact on the future of homelessness and housing in Seattle and King County.
More details to follow–– we’re looking forward to seeing you there.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its innovation, diversity, and prosperity. We are on the cutting edge of progress. It’s time to take the lead on some of the most important challenges we face: homelessness and the lack of affordable housing.
We have the talent, resources, and knowledge to address homelessness in our community and ensure King County is a place where everyone can thrive.
We Are In, and we are ready to act. Learn more about We Are In.
The COVID-19 crisis has upended every aspect of daily life and our neighbors experiencing homelessness are no different. We Are In is focused on long term solutions to ending homelessness in Seattle and King County while supporting immediate measures to protect the health and safety of our community – such as moving shelter residents to private hotel rooms where they can safely socially distance.
Find out how you can help our neighbors experiencing homelessness safely by volunteering with United Way of King County.
We Are In to end homelessness in Seattle and King County! Are you? Join us today.
Get Involved with We Are In
Homelessness affects all of our communities in Seattle and King County, and we all have a role to play. Learn more about how you can be part of We Are In.
“I’m advocating for solutions to homelessness because I’ve been through this before and I know how hard it is. The less people go through it, I think the better our world becomes.” Alyssa Downing, The Mockingbird Society
“Our homeless community is beautiful, vibrant, and full of resilience. They have so much to teach us if we will listen.” Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club
“What excites me about this new approach is that we’ve come up with a structure that will allow all parts of the county – rural, suburban, urban, to work together to solve homelessness.” Gordon McHenry Jr., United Way
“What we’ve learned about ending homelessness is that you need a nimble command center style team. You need an entity with the authority to be able to act quickly and to manage the resources. That’s what we need here.” LaMont Green, Lived Experience Coalition