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Seattle and King County unveil new authority to unify response systems and services

September 4, 2019 Summary King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today transmitted legislation to their respective councils creating the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority to oversee a unified response to homelessness. Story Crafted by…

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King County, Seattle sign agreement to improve homelessness coordination

May 3, 2018 Summary King County and the City of Seattle today signed an agreement to increase coordination of homeless services, planning and reporting. The agreement also establishes the Homeless Services and Housing Governance Partnership between King County, Seattle, All…

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A new path forward: moving towards a regional structure and approach to tackle homelessness

December 19, 2018 Summary Following a series of recommendations to unify the region’s approach to homelessness, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and other regional leaders outlined their support for a new unified entity that would set…

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Homeless Crisis Demands Unified, Accountable, Dynamic Regional Response

May 1, 2018 Diffuse authority and loose coordination among local funders make it difficult for the regional homeless response system to adjust and respond to the needs of the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in King County. The main…