Homelessness remains the most pressing issue facing our region, having been declared a state of emergency over 5 years ago. Presently, Seattle and the Puget Sound region ranks third in the nation for the most number of people experiencing homelessness on any given night, with over 10,000 people. In this Community Conversations event hosted by Resolution to End Homelessness, we will be joined by the 2021 Mayoral candidates of the City of Seattle to discuss the most urgent issue facing our region. We will hear their thoughts about the state of homelessness and their proposals for policies that will ensure that every person in our region has access to adequate housing. This is the premiere opportunity to hear from all of the candidates about homelessness specifically; to learn about their understanding of the issue of homelessness and the policies that will best address the crisis.
Confirmed candidates that will be participating in the discussion are:
Colleen Echohawk (Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club), Lance Randall (Executive Director of SEED Seattle), Lorena Gonzalez (President of the Seattle City Council), Andrew Grant-Houston (Interim Policy Manager for Teresa Mosqueda), Jessyn Farrell (Former State Rep. for 46th District), and Bruce Harrell (former action Mayor & former President of Seattle City Council).
This event is open to the public. Anyone that is interested in learning more about homelessness and hearing the solutions proposed by our mayoral candidate to address the crisis are encouraged to attend. The opportunity to send questions prior to the event will occur at the time of registration. Registration is limited, so sign up today. If you are unable to attend the discussion live, a recording of the conversation will be shared out after the event.