My name is Libby Watson (she/her), and I recently joined We Are In as the Director of Outreach and Organizing! I’ve been happy to call Seattle home since 2016, and I am passionate about building a stronger and healthier King County where everyone can thrive. With a background in campaigns, volunteer coordination, and field strategies, I’m excited to work alongside you all to mobilize our region so we can all be part of the solutions to prevent and end homelessness.
This work takes time, continued investment, and your support. In the last two weeks, the legislature released its Capital Budget, which could include historic investments in housing – but we need to go further.
That means more money for homelessness services and crisis response, and more money to build affordable homes. Creating accessible, safe, and affordable units is the single most effective solution to preventing and ending homelessness, and investments like this are crucial. The bottom line: Current trends of rising housing prices and low supply of affordable units continue to exacerbate the homelessness crisis.
I look forward to working with the community of homelessness and housing advocates across our region – you’ll be hearing a lot more from me in the coming months!