#53: Homelessness in the City and County

This episode focuses on the response to the crisis of homelessness, both in the city and across the county. We interviewed Keylee Marineau, the county’s Homeless Prevention and Affordable Housing Coordinator, and Cary Retlin, the city’s Home Fund Manager. We talked about what we know (and don’t know) about people experiencing homelessness, the need for shelter beds and permanent supportive housing, and the county-wide plan to address this crisis.

Mentioned in this episode is a presentation by Ted Kelleher of the Department of Commerce, who identified the drivers of homelessness in Washington.

Thurston County Homeless Crisis Response Plan 2019-2024
Olympia’s Homeless Response

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