A Response to the KOMO-TV Special on Homelessness

Crosscut op-ed front page

Like many people who are working on homelessness in this region, our project director, Catherine, was outraged when she saw a recent one-hour special on KOMO-TV. After she tweeted about it, the online media site Crosscut asked her to write an op-ed. Read it here.

If you agree, please share and make your comments known on Crosscut, on social media, or by contacting KOMO-TV.

Thanks!

 

Update: Since this first response, many others have been published, including these:

United Way of King County, March 20, 2019: “The danger of equating opioid use with homelessness

Real Change News, March 27, 2019: “Seattle is splitting, not dying,” Timothy Harris

Crosscut, April 26, 2019: “Jail can’t fix homelessness or substance use,” Richard Waters, M.D., MSc

South Seattle Emerald, July 16, 2019: “Seattle isn’t dying; Here’s how to respond to people who think it is,” Kayla Blau