Seattle Mayoral Candidates Talk About Housing and Homelessness

Seattle Skyline by Mandy_January 2017

A Voter Education Project in partnership with leading housing and homelessness advocacy organizations.

Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness is partnering with Solid Ground, Housing Development Consortium, Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness and Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund to bring housing and homelessness to the forefront of this fall’s Seattle mayoral election.

Before the Aug. 1 Primary

We created an online Voters’ Guide on Housing and Homelessness,  with our partner organizations, to show how the candidates would address our region’s needs. The Voters’ Guide is the result of a Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire on Housing and Homelessness which we sent June 30 to all 21 candidates in the primary election; 12 candidates responded to the seven questions. More than 3,000 people viewed the Guide by the time of the primary.

Before the Nov. 7 General Election

Rectangle Illustration W Bunting + BackgroundThe partners hosted a candidate forum, “Changing Seattle: Mayoral Candidates Debate Growth, Affordable Housing and Homelessness,” at Seattle University, Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., featuring general election candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon. Enrique Cerna of KCTS9 moderated the debate, with The Seattle Times’ Vernal Coleman, The Stranger’s Heidi Groover and Crosscut’s David Kroman posing questions. Crosscut and The Seattle Times were our media sponsors.

Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness and Solid Ground produced the debate in partnership with Housing Development Consortium, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness and Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund. Crosscut and The Seattle Times were our media sponsors.

Check out the full video from the debate here on Crosscut. You can also consult a revised version of the Housing Voters’ Guide with responses from Durkan and Moon.

Seattle skyline sketch by Mandy Rusch (SU ’17). Illustration of Durkan and Moon by Madison Vucci, Digital Design senior and our project assistant.

One thought on “Seattle Mayoral Candidates Talk About Housing and Homelessness

  1. Dear Administrators”
    Please be conscientious when deciding the fate of the homeless populous of Seattle because of your great leadership skills we are the solution to end the homelessness crisis. Therefore, please use the utmost care when you use funding for the homeless people!
    Additionally, the domino effect is a perpetual strain on the economy when the sweeps waste the tax payers money!
    YIMBYS ROCK!
    Cordially,
    Accessory Unit Dweller

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