At Compass Housing Alliance, we believe that everyone deserves a home, and we are invested in supporting solutions and strategies to addressing homelessness that are funded appropriately, inclusive in their design, and complement the current effort being made to unite the region in the fight to address homelessness.

Compass is a member of the Seattle Human Services Coalition (SHSC), a community of 182 nonprofit human service agencies and programs that exist to help our neighbors reach their full potential. Recently, SHSC expressed its strong concerns about Charter Amendment Measure 29 (“Compassion Seattle”) in a letter sent to the Seattle Mayor and City Councilmembers.

As a member of the SHSC, Compass supports the efforts of the SHSC to highlight some of the potential negative impacts of this measure, should it be passed. Specifically, we are concerned that the measure contains little detail about how it would be implemented or funded. We encourage our supporters to review the letter and take it into consideration as voting decisions are made.

Read the letter here.

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