Homelessness in Downtown

Downtown Ambassadors helping someone

The causes of homelessness are many and complex. And while there’s no single solution that will solve this ongoing humanitarian crisis, DSA is committed to finding sustainable solutions that lead to better outcomes for those suffering on the streets of downtown. DSA has consistently advocated at all levels of government for more resources to address mental health, affordable housing and substance use disorder. At the same time, we have encouraged our city, county and nonprofit partners to better coordinate their investments and track individual outcomes. This is especially critical now, as opioid overdoses currently account for nearly 25% of all deaths within the unsheltered population in King County.

While we continue to partner on longer-term solutions, we are actively working to connect those in need with services through our MID-funded downtown ambassador teams.

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