On December 16, 2019, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a statement thanking the City Council for the passage of the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) to create the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) and improve outcomes across our region for people experiencing homeless.
“Today is a historic day. After many years of talk, today we act as a region to move forward together to provide comprehensive services using evidence-based practices and centering people with lived experience of homelessness, to bring more people inside. In 2020, we set forth on a new path to consolidate services that are too fractured and don’t serve individuals experiencing homelessness.
“I’m grateful to the City Council, especially Councilmember Bagshaw, who has been laser-focused on serving our most vulnerable neighbors. After months of engagement and careful deliberation, we must act with urgency to address the complex challenges of forming a new agency. We know that homelessness is a regional crisis that knows no borders. Today we begin a new chapter to address our region’s most difficult challenges.”
To read more, please visit the Mayor Durkin’s Blog Post by clicking here: Mayor Durkin Blog – Statement Celebrating Interlocal Agreement Passage Creating the King County Regional Homelessness Authority