We Are In is a community coalition of King County unhoused and housed neighbors, local advocacy organizations and philanthropies, service providers, and businesses who are uniting to end homelessness and build more affordable homes in King County.
- Safe, stable housing is a human right;
- Solutions to homelessness must be informed by diverse voices and co-designed by people with the lived experience of homelessness.
- Homelessness is a racial justice issue, and solutions to homelessness must address the systemic inequities that cause disproportionate incidences of homelessness among communities of color.
- Homelessness is preventable and moving upstream to address its root causes is critical;
- Ultimately, homelessness and housing are inextricably linked, and there is no end to homelessness without more affordable, permanent housing.
We Are In, and we are ready to act. Learn more about We Are In and join the movement.
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.
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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