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City and community leaders highlight Woodland Park outreach
City and community leaders highlight Woodland Park outreach success

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Dan Strauss, King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) CEO Marc Dones, representatives of REACH, and Phinney Neighborhood Association and additional local community leaders share recent outreach efforts at Woodland Park. They discuss the collaborative partnership to help those living unsheltered at the park. Concluding last week, coordinated outreach efforts at Woodland Park resulted in 89 connections to shelter and housing for people experiencing homelessness, including 60 referrals to tiny house villages, 25 referrals to enhanced shelters, and 4 relocations to permanent housing alternatives. Efforts to restore and reactivate the park for its intended use are ongoing. The last remaining park-based encampment of significant size, Mayor Harrell named addressing homelessness at Woodland Park a major priority from his first days in office.

Speakers and attendees include:

Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle

Councilmember Dan Strauss, City of Seattle

Marc Dones, King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA)

Chloe Gale, REACH Program Director

Christi Beckley, Phinney Neighborhood Assoc. Executive Director

Tiffany Washington, City of Seattle Deputy Mayor 

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