Getting to the heart of fixing Seattle's homeless crisis

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As Seattle politicians and lawyers haggle out the technicalities of fixing the homeless crisis, The Seattle Union Gospel Mission is starting a new effort to bring faster and more complete results to help transition homeless people to jobs and permanent housing. (Photo credit: KOMO News).

The current Union Gospel Mission director of outreach, Brian Chandler, was booze and drug addicted in the 1990s in Kansas. He was homeless. But he found someone who gave him hope. KVI's John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur interview Chandler about what gave him hope and how he overcame the addiction that pushed him into homelessness. Chandler also describes a new effort by Seattle's Union Gospel Mission to provide that same hope to local homeless in an effort to transition them to shelter, recovery and permanent housing.

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