This special podcast takes a deeper look into King County’s Health Through Housing program, which follows the “housing first” model in which housing is provided before any other services. Studies have shown housing first can more effective and less expensive compared to the staircase model in which a person must address other issues such as drug abuse or mental health prior to receiving housing.
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Each episode of the King County Local Dive podcast features original watchdog reporting from our local journalists with a focus on how we hold our public entities and public officials accountable.
Stories for the King County Local Dive are first reported in Sound Publishing’s King County newspapers: Federal Way Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Mercer Island Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Record, Kirkland Reporter, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Bellevue Reporter and Seattle Weekly.