The COVID-19 crisis has upended every aspect of daily life and our neighbors experiencing homelessness are no different. After a year of lockdowns, shuttered business, and lost jobs, even more of our neighbors across Seattle stand perilously at the edge of an eviction cliff and housing insecurity.
On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which will bring more than $230 million to Seattle. How we spend these funds will profoundly impact our recovery and return to normalcy. But for those without a home across Seattle, a return to ‘normal’ isn’t enough.
Our unhoused neighbors cannot be left behind in our recovery from the pandemic, and the American Rescue Plan offers Seattle a new opportunity to tackle this crisis. Now is our chance to make a difference on homelessness, now is the time to act.
Please add your name to our petition urging Mayor Durkan and the City Council to prioritize homelessness services, supportive housing, and rental assistance in their allocation of Seattle’s American Rescue Plan funding. We are in and ready to take action to end homelessness and housing insecurity, together.