King County promised to end youth homelessness by June 2021. It didn’t.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan address a news conference in the University District in June 2019 in which civic leaders pledged to end youth homelessness by 2021. The initiative was dropped a year later. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

The King County End Youth Homelessness Now campaign was launched with public fanfare. A year later, it was suspended via an internal email from the director and largely failed to meet its bold aspirations to remake the youth homelessness system.

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