Join us for our 2024 Legislative Preview!
In a fast and furious legislative session, it can be hard to keep track of what to follow that makes a difference in the lives of our unhoused neighbors.
Join the Coalition on Thursday, 12/14 at 9am (the second Thursday in December) for a special two-hour General Membership Meeting featuring state legislators as we reflect on the 2023 session and plan ahead for our 2024 legislative agenda!
2023 End of Year Letter – Together we’ve accomplished a LOT!
From helping to secure three major new or renewed sources of funding, to nearly a 1000 frontline providers attending our training, to equipping 1600 students with new school supplies, and focusing on core truths that push back on bad laws that punish people for being homeless, we match hope with persistence and strategy!
Read our full end of year review letter here.
Bad Policy in the City of Burien
On September 25th, the Burien City Council, with a 4-3 majority, passed “camping” ban Ordinance 818 criminalizing people who are trying to survive by living outside.
The Coalition staunchly disagrees with this policy decision and wrote a letter to the city council expressing our disappointment and asking the council to share their plans on how they plan to implement this ordinance.
*A December 2021 report from King County’s Department of Community and Human Services estimates that about 40,300 people experienced homelessness through the course of 2020. This number is an estimate based on several sources, and corresponds with the general understanding that three times as many people go through the crisis of homelessness as are counted during the point in time count. The Coalition on Homelessness coordinated the “One Night Count” of people without homes or shelter as a community assessment and organizing project from 1979 through January 2016. Download a pdf of our poster showing the most recent decade of data (January 2007 through January 2016) we gathered.