We Are In, the campaign to solve homelessness in King County, celebrated today the announcement that Marc Dones will become the inaugural CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA).
We Are In and its numerous partners strongly supported the creation of the KCRHA in late 2019, and intend to work closely with the new agency, King County, the City of Seattle, and the Sound Cities Association on the long- and short-term plans to solve homelessness and build more affordable homes.
Founded around the same time as the KCRHA, We Are In is a coalition of nonprofits, philanthropies, businesses, the faith community, and people with personal experience of homelessness that will serve as an external advocate and partner to the KCRHA and other levels of government.
Statement from We Are In:
“Marc Dones is intimately familiar with the challenges of ending homelessness, both across the country and in our region. As the architect of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, they are perfectly positioned to be its first-ever leader. Marc’s national expertise, and local familiarity, are sorely needed and immensely welcome as we unite to face our community challenges of homelessness, an historic housing shortage, and the intertwined issues of racial and LGBTQ+ disproportionality. We Are In is thrilled to get to work on collaborating with Marc and the Regional Authority, King County, and the city of Seattle in the months and years to come.”
In 2020, many of We Are In’s partners released the Regional Action Framework, a roadmap forward for solving homelessness in our region. Read the Regional Action Framework here.