TAKING ACTION ON HOMELESSNESS, TOGETHER
“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
We have talent, resources, and knowledge to end homelessness in our community and keep King County a place of opportunity for all.
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 one of the most important challenges we face: homelessness.
We Are In, and we are ready to act. More >
We are in! Are you?
November 18, 2019
Press Release King County Partners Join Together to Launch “We Are In” Campaign to End Homelessness
November 6, 2019
The Seattle Medium The Homelessness Crisis – We Are Better Than This
November 6, 2019
Real Change No: Seattle isn’t dying
September 4, 2019
Seattle PI King County Council votes to invest millions toward affordable housing
September 2, 2019
Crosscut Seattle is addicted to bad narratives about homelessness
August 14, 2019
Real Change Compassion Fail: Housing is a human need, not a reward
August 7, 2019
Seattle Bisnow Affordable Housing: Seattle Must Do More To Fill Missing Middle
Frequently Asked Questions
We Are In advocates for smart, proven and common sense solutions to ending homelessness in King County.
How can I help support people experiencing homelessness?
As a first step, join us here to show your support for sensible, regional solutions to homelessness in King County. Each of us can also play a role in our communities by volunteering with a local service provider or teaming up with friends, colleagues, and family to organize drives for much needed supplies like basic hygiene products, socks, and warm weather clothing. If you need a place to start, The United Way of King County helps connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities.
What causes homelessness?
The causes of homelessness are complex and reflect a diverse range of personal circumstances. Typically, however, homelessness is caused by a lack of affordable housing and experiences that directly impact a person’s ability to maintain housing. Approximately 24% of Count Us In Survey respondents cited the loss of a job as the primary reason they became homeless.