We have a singular goal — end chronic homelessness in Seattle through Housing First/Permanent Supportive Housing within 5 years.

We work on these strategic planks:


Research, Education, Public Awareness


Legal and Policy Reform


Systemic Change

Cost drivers


  • Identifying needs: What are the needs? What funds are desirable and for what purposes?

    • Optimal number of PSH units, capital and operating costs to sustain PSH

    • Third Door Coalition funding for administrative support, research, projects

  • Identifying sources

    • E.g., Social investment firms, social impact bonds, Opportunity Zones


Research, Education, Community Awareness

  • Myth-busting: What are the myths about homelessness? How can we use data to deconstruct such myths?

  • Education: How can we use data to educate ourselves and others? How can we make this data accessible? Create visual aids?

  • Speaking engagements and events: Us sharing information with others; others sharing information with us


Legal and Policy Reform

  • Assess and evaluate: What are the laws and policies that make chronic homelessness better or worse? How do our laws and regulations make Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing more or less feasible?

  • Advocate: Use and share the analyses we form to create better outcomes.


Systemic Changes

  • Technology: How can it help? How can our current systems be improved?

  • Data: What can we do to better collect, interpret, and share data?

  • Partnering with other systems: How can we best partner with the city? The county? Healthcare? Technology? Other entities working on homelessness?


Cost Drivers

  • How can we make PSH faster and cheaper to build and implement?