Toolbox Peer Networking Series: Siting Homeless Shelters

Last Updated: 
February 16, 2017
12 - 1:30 pm
PSRC, 1011 Western Ave, 5th Floor, Seattle

About this meeting

Description: Homelessness is a concern for every central Puget Sound community, small and large, urban and suburban. In 2016, over 23,000 people, including children, experienced homelessness in the four-county region. Many local governments are actively working to provide short-and long-term shelter and services for those in need. Despite the growing need for shelters and community support to end homelessness, siting shelters is challenging and many proposed shelters are met with fierce opposition. Join us for a discussion of the range of actions and approaches cities are taking to effectively site homeless shelters. This session will include presentations from several cities that have recently sited shelters, along with a panel discussion.

Speakers: Jeff Wilson, City of Federal Way; Becky McCrary, City of Everett; Colleen Kelly, City of Redmond; David Bowling, Congregation for the Homeless; Leslie Miller, City of Kirkland; Klaus Nijhuis, ARCH

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