“We are at a crossroad. A global pandemic has taken thousands of lives, an economic recession has left thousands more without work, and city centers have been shuttered and abandoned. As a state, we should not accept going “back to normal” or “the new normal” but must actively work toward creating a better future. A linchpin of our recovery will be addressing chronic homelessness.
“Challenge Seattle recognizes that chronic homelessness is a large and complex issue. We fully understand that individuals with lived experience and those who work on homelessness every day know the issues well. The data and insights shared in this report will be familiar to some, but not everyone. Our intent is to bring focus to the urgency of chronic homelessness in the state and the region, and to do our part to unite with the community to answer the call for action.”