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"Homeless Crisis: Needs & Challenges"

What can be done about Seattle's homeless? Are they just a nuisance, trashing up our city and clogging up our downtown sidewalks while making people feel unsafe? Or are they fellow humans whose basic needs are not being met? With all the money being spent to address this issue, why doesn't the situation seem to be improving?

If you are among the many asking, "Can anything be done to both meet the needs of the homeless and keep our city safe and beautiful?" you may want to mark Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm on your calendar as our church's Racial Justice Group hosts another community event - this time dealing with Seattle's homeless. A panel of six speakers will share what their organization is doing to meet both the needs and challenges of our city's homeless. We encourage you to bring your friends and neighbors!

Members of the panel include both those non-profits doing hands-on work as well as Seattle's elected and appointed officials. Our speakers include:

  • Sharon Lee - Executive Director - Low Income Housing Institute

  • Alex Pedersen - Seattle City Council - 4th District

  • Tiffany Washington -  Deputy Mayor for Mayor Bruce Harrell

  • Marc Dones - CEO King County Regional Housing Authority

  • Bill Kirlin-Hackett - Director Interfaith Homeless Task Force

  • Jenn Adams - Homeless Woman will share her story

Each one of these people and their organization are deeply involved in seeking to meet both the needs of the homeless and the challenges they face in doing so.

As this will be in an-person event we ask that you wear your mask. Unable to attend in-person? The event will also be viewable on Zoom