With 2022 drawing to a close, I’m encouraged by the progress we have seen over the past year and committed as ever to our fight to solve homelessness and create more affordable homes in our region. While there is a lot of work still to do, I remain hopeful and energized by our growing movement. In 2022, the We Are In community reached 12,000 strong. That means 12,000 and counting of our neighbors have come together to say that safe and stable housing is a basic human need, that homelessness is preventable, and that we all have a role to play in ending homelessness in our region.
This past year, in partnership with people with lived experience of homelessness, local government, and diverse, external stakeholders, We Are In continued to…
Organize and build a movement of 12,000 and counting community allies, including those with lived experience of homelessness, providers, philanthropists, and businesses to advocate for solutions to homelessness in King County.
Fund and advance innovative solutions to homelessness that are racially equitable, community-driven, data-informed, and sustainable.
Build empathy and deepen public understanding of the causes of, impacts of, and solutions to homelessness, through virtual events, social media, op-eds, newsletters, and blogs.
Advocate for meaningful change at the local, state, and federal levels by meeting with elected officials, helping We Are In’s partners and members make their voices heard, and ensuring leaders know that there is a strong constituency in King County for compassionate solutions.
Before we dive into the new year, it is important to take stock of where we have been and what we have accomplished. This report highlights the progress we have seen over the past year, and the work ahead. Thank you for being a part of this movement.