House Washington Coalition
In 2021, Challenge Seattle convened a statewide coalition—“House Washington”—to address the crisis of chronic homelessness. In 2022, the coalition’s work expanded to include a focus on affordable housing. In all, 100+ businesses, local elected officials, housing advocates, and philanthropies joined together, and more than $850 million was secured from the Legislature and the Governor for emergency and affordable housing and behavioral health services. From new housing units to more crisis stabilization beds, this 2022 year-end report details how these significant investments are being put to work—and the actions needed to continue addressing this crisis. The coalition continued its advocacy in the 2023 legislative session.