The OneTable campaign, announced last month, held it’s first workgroup meeting Monday to discuss ways to solve the regional homeless problem. The group comes from various backgrounds, including housing, behavior health and the criminal justice system, with leaders suggesting multiple ways to resolve the issue.
“That is going be one of the main outcomes of this conversation,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “What we need to do and what we’re willing to do to get to that prevention side of the equation.”
Monday’s meeting was highlighted in several news outlets. Here is a King 5 article entitled “King County homeless campaign releases staggering numbers” that highlights the need for this workgroup and the data regarding homelessness in King County.