‘The resources are a big challenge’: HUD secretary talks youth homelessness
Congress and local governments in Western Washington should give more money to programs that combat youth homelessness, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro said Monday.
Castro was part of a panel with Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Olympia and others in Fife discussing how best to help young people experiencing homelessness in Pierce, King and Thurston counties.
The secretary, seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, emphasized support for programs in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia such as the Tacoma Housing Authority’s participation in HUD’s Moving to Work program. The program seeks to increase housing options for low-income households, among other goals.