We Are In Coalition Praises Regional Homelessness Authority CEO Announcement

We Are In, the campaign to solve homelessness in King County, celebrated today the hiring announcement of Regina Cannon as 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:

“Regina Cannon is a nationally respected leader in the fight to end homelessness, and her experience will be a significant benefit to the effort here in King County. Regina’s deep expertise on anti-poverty initiatives and the racial disproportionality of homelessness and housing instability will center equity as we seek to create communities where everyone can have safe and stable housing. We stand ready to collaborate with Regina Cannon and the King County Regional Homelessness Authority on the most important long-term issue facing our region.”

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.