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Homelessness and Mental Illness

Posted on: 05/07/2019

This Seattle KOMO television news piece has generated considerable controversy in making a persuasive case that the homeless crisis in Seattle stems, not from lack of affordable housing, but from failure to address addiction and other mental illness. Not only do we see trashy encampments on public and private property, but police express frustration at the futility of arresting offenders only to see them return to the streets in a few days with no prosecution.