This month we are pleased to welcome Marc Dones (they/them), the new CEO of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority
. We will learn where the Authority is in the start-up process, how the Authority is positioned to make a difference across King County, and what plans Marc has for the future.
You can join the Civic Engagement Series webinar either on Zoom
or Facebook Live
About the KCRHA:
For the first time, King County and Seattle will unify within one entity the responsibility, authority, funding and performance measurement elements of the region’s publicly-funded homelessness response system. A unified regional authority will consolidate funding and adopt common performance measures to move services toward a shared vision, improving our ability to measure effectiveness and inform funding decisions and priorities.
This goes further than previous efforts to align priorities and resources, specifically responding to consistent expert analysis that the region should consolidate homelessness strategy, resource allocation, and performance measurement into a single system.
The Authority’s scope of work will be the region’s homelessness response system. The following program types will move to the new Authority:
- Prevention from homelessness for persons at imminent risk of housing loss
- Outreach to persons experiencing homelessness
- Diversion from homelessness to housing
- Rapid Rehousing
- Services associated with Permanent Supportive Housing
- Strategic planning, system administration and performance measurement.
Thank you to Amazon for sponsoring our 2021 Civic Engagement Series.