Mid-recess update from Councilmember Kohl-Welles

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August 10, 2022

Mid-recess check in from Councilmember Kohl-Welles

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hear from constituents consistently who are disheartened by the homelessness crisis in King County and are looking for ways to make a difference. Well, right now, King County is seeking nominations for our Health through Housing Advisory Committee.

Health through Housing is King County’s initiative to create, operate and maintain 1,600 units of emergency and permanent supportive housing for King County residents who are experiencing or at risk of chronic homelessness as well as to reduce racial/ethnic disproportionality among the population experiencing chronic homelessness. The Advisory Committee will work to advise the King County Council and Executive on current and future implementation, review data to assess the initiative’s impact, and report annually on HTH.

If you think you’d be a good fit or know someone who might be, please nominate yourself or them by August 21st! More information on the responsibilities and process is available here.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the King County Council has been on our summer recess for the first two weeks of August but will be resuming our Council and committee meetings next week. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of next week’s meetings, which are limited.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov.  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.