Homelessness is a complex issue but we know what works.
Homelessness affects all of our communities and we all have a role to play.
We Are In is a collaboration of service providers, nonprofits, businesses, experts and people with personal experience with homelessness—reflecting the full diversity of local voices ready to take meaningful action.
WE CAN END HOMELESSNESS IN KING COUNTY
. . .but only if we transform our approach, unite our resources, and work together.
A collaboration of service providers, nonprofits, businesses, experts and people with personal experience with homelessness are creating a plan and putting it in action – the first step to ending homelessness in all of our communities.
WE KNOW HOW
. . .to take a smart, inclusive, common-sense approach to ending homelessness in King County.
This problem is about more than addiction, mental health, or housing affordability – it’s about all of the above, and more. We won’t succeed if we tackle these issues separately – we need an approach that brings responses to these issues together.
The people impacted are our neighbors, colleagues, veterans, and students. We know the solutions, and we’re ready for a comprehensive plan that puts these solutions into action.
WE SHARE ACCOUNTABILITY
. . . to our diverse communities, including those who have personal experience with homelessness.
We believe housing is a basic human right and our communities are stronger when all people have a safe place to call home.
Homelessness in King County affects everyone but some communities are impacted more than others.
African Americans make up 6% of King County’s population but 32% of people experiencing homelessness. Ten percent of people experiencing homelessness identified as Native or of Indigenous descent, despite being <1% of the population.
By bringing in everyone – from people who have personal experience with homelessness, to service providers and experts, nonprofits and faith leaders – we can build a system that will bring everyone inside.
WE ARE UNITED AND READY TO ACT
. . . on the first steps to build momentum and end homelessness in our communities.
Housing affordability is critical to our region’s success. Diversity – including economic diversity – has always been essential to who we are as a region, but too many neighborhoods are now unaffordable.
Now is the time to act.