King County has spent hundreds of millions of dollars, trying to move people off the streets and out of overnight shelters, yet the number of homeless people in Seattle seems to be growing. Today it's estimated at around 12,000 people.
In 2019, the City of Seattle and King County created the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA). It was created to repair the fractured system of governance that existed at the time, improve the coordination of services and funding countywide, and include people with lived experience in decision-making. Its creation put all money and decision-making power over homelessness in King County in one office.
Marc Dones, the new Chief Executive Officer of the KCRHA, will join CEOtoCEO to outline the department's plan for addressing and managing the homelessness crisis in King County.
Marc Dones joined the KCRHA in April, 2021. Building the new agency, he is tasked with coming up with a plan to address the homeless crisis, and the underlying causes including the lack of affordable housing, drug abuse, and mental health issues.
Marc is a social entrepreneur, policy strategist and social justice activist with more than 10 years of experience in equitable systems transformation across local, state, and federal governmental systems.
Marc is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Marc holds a degree from NYU in Psychiatric Anthropology and is a highly-qualified equity trainer.
Don't miss the opportunity to join CEOtoCEO via Live Stream on November 4th, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions online or via email during the presentation.
The Plan for the Homeless Crisis in King County
Live Online - YouTube Live Stream
Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.