Sally Bagshaw

Thank you for visiting my website.  I am honored to represent District 7 including the neighborhoods of Pioneer Square, Downtown, Belltown, First Hill, Queen Anne, and Magnolia. As your District 7 representative I will partner with you to achieve our full potential and advocate for our distinct neighborhoods’ interests.

I have lived downtown with my husband Brad for over 20 years. Every day I appreciate our city’s beauty and am delighted with its growth and accomplishments. With this growth comes challenges we all experience every day.

I commit to addressing these issues with you. Further, I look forward to working with you, my Council colleagues, and the Mayor to promote what I see as Seattle’s values: A City where every one of us can live and thrive in a healthy and safe neighborhood. A City where, regardless of income, gender, religion or race, we are embraced for our strengths and can learn, grow, and succeed together.

As a champion for District 7, I will facilitate direct and open communications between neighbors, neighborhoods, businesses and organizations large and small. My fabulous Legislative Aides, Alyson McLean, Brian Chu, Daniel Strauss and Lena Tebeau, and I welcome your calls and will regularly be in your neighborhoods.

Thank you again for the privilege to serve our great City and represent the mighty District 7.

Update on Homeless Services and Performance Outcomes

In May 2018, the Human Services Department provided updates on the funding for homeless services and the performance outcomes. Some of the highlights are below:

  • The primary purpose of the homeless services response system is to help people end their experience of homelessness through a connection to permanent housing.
  • There were 5,058 people permanently housed because of city-funded projects in 2017.
  • Housing and Prevention projects had the highest rates of success in helping clients move to housing (success rates of 66%-94%) and the lowest rates of their clients returning to homelessness after living in housing.
  • Emergency Services (i.e. shelters, hygiene services) received the largest budget allocation and had a 6% rate of moving people into housing,
  • HSD uses 5 performance measures, in accordance with national standards established by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to measure the effectiveness of our investments in homeless services.
  • With increased investments in housing, prevention and enhanced emergency services in 2018, HSD expects that the city’s funded programs will have an improved rate of success in 2018.

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