We want to talk about homelessness in Washington, discuss your thoughts on our stories, and drink some good coffee.

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The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless would love to have you over for coffee. Our project has been around over a year now, and we’d like to talk about what we’ve written, hear what you think, and chat about what we’re writing.

The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless is funded by BECU, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Campion Foundation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Seattle Mariners, Starbucks and the University of Washington. The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over Project Homeless content.

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We’d also like to drink coffee. Mercy Housing is hosting with our team at its headquarters in Seattle’s Othello neighborhood at 6940 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, on Tuesday, March 26, from 7:45 a.m. to 9. Feel free to bring a friend or three, but if you do, please RSVP for all of you.

We’d love to hear what you have to say. Here’s the link to RSVP.

Here’s the schedule:

7:45 — Doors open; coffee and conversation time.

8:15 — Q&A with the Project Homeless team:

Project Homeless reporting team, left to right: Vernal Coleman, Scott Greenstone, Vianna Davila, and Jonathan Martin. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Project Homeless reporting team, left to right: Vernal Coleman, Scott Greenstone, Vianna Davila, and Jonathan Martin. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Vernal Coleman is a Project Homeless reporter. Vernal joined The Seattle Times in 2016 after working for two years at the Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where he covered breaking news, criminal justice and city politics. Email Vernal and follow him on Twitter.

Vianna Davila is a Project Homeless reporter. Vianna joined the Seattle Times in 2017 after 13 years at the San Antonio Express-News, covering criminal justice, transportation, growth and city government. She has a master’s degree from the UC-Berkeley and is a 10th-generation Tejana (a descendent of Texas’ Spanish-speaking settlers). Email Vianna and follow her on Twitter.

Scott Greenstone is Project Homeless’ producer and engagement editor. Before working at The Seattle Times, Scott was a news assistant at National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Email Scott and follow him on Twitter.

Jonathan Martin is the Project Homeless editor. In his 16 years at The Seattle Times, he has covered social issues, politics and criminal justice, and was a columnist and member of the editorial board. He is a Washington state native and University of Washington graduate. Email Jonathan and follow him on Twitter.

Directions: If you’re taking public transit, the Link light rail and buses 36 and 50 stop at Othello Station. Mercy Housing’s residential entrance is on the east side of Martin Luther King Junior Way south, slightly north of Myrtle Street.

If you’re driving, there should be parking in the residential streets around: Willow Street has two-hour parking, and some of its cross streets from 40th to 46th are unlimited.