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Statement on reports by Barbara Poppe and Focus Strategies on homeless programs

Statement issued by Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

“Homelessness is a community emergency that calls on all of us to work together boldly—and with urgency. System reform is necessary. These reports point to ways we can do a whole lot better for the thousands of people who are living in cars and on our streets.”

“The improvements recommended in the reports would guide us toward an accountable, outcomes-focused system that will help people move into stable housing. This shift is imperative for our region to have an effective system that reflects our Northwest values.” 


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,200 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit

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