Media Coverage

Monday, February 20, 2023. The Spotlight: 2,221 homeless camps on WSDOT right-of-ways, including I-5 and I-90. We Heart Seattle Founder & CEO Andrea Suarez interviewed

Feb 20, 2023 – Parents frightened for their kids, fed up with their government and demanding to know: What will it take to clear out the homeless camp under Seattle’s Ship Canal Bridge for good? Parents’ pleas were heard all the way in Olympia and Gov. Jay Inslee told FOX 13 that state and local agencies were about to launch a major cleanup effort, but it still may not be enough to satisfy neighbors. The Spotlight also spoke with people experiencing homelessness who have been building their own solutions while waiting for permanent housing. But the result is threatening public safety on highways from Seattle to Spokane. Plus, a fix for the state’s police pursuit policy advances in Olympia, but not without some big changes at the last minute.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023. King5. RV encampment in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood cleared

“I think that moving people along, if they’re not willing to accept service, at least cleans the area. And even if they are going to a new area until we have safe lots or enough housing for everybody, then I think they’re a good thing.” – Andrea Suarez, We Heart Seattle, Founder and Executive Director

Photo of David Ross, host of the Ross Files, speaking in studio on a microphone.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Andrea Suarez, Founder and Executive Director of We Heart Seattle – Interview with Dave Ross on KIRO News Radio

Wednesday, January 25. Andrea Suarez and Michael D. Shellenberger of We Heart Seattle – Live from Seattle with Tim Gaydos –

Jesse Watters: What Portland is doing wrong about its homeless problem | Fox News Video

Tweet about homelessness in Portland goes viral: ‘They are loving us to death’ | KATU

Housing, homelessness crisis to be priority for state lawmakers in 2023 | KOMO (

Town Hall: The state of the homelessness crisis in King County | KOMO (

Johanna Paul, left, embraces Tim Emerson, who pulled her out of her tent and away from an abusive individual. Paul did not want her face to be photographed. Photo by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue.

‘I could have very well died’: Johanna Paul speaks about being saved from violence in her own tent | Oct. 19-25, 2022 | Real Change (

Dori: Update to ‘Lawn Mower’ man, who terrorized Ballard neighbors at makeshift camp – Times News Network – October 21, 2022

The Lighthouse of Alexandria. Cities and bad housing policies persist, but will happen to people in cities? (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images

Debate On Cities: Cities Dont’ Die, People Do ( – By Roger Valdez, Forbes Contributor, September 5, 2022

Nonprofit works to get homeless residents into housing | – By Blair Best, KGW8, August 30, 2022

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2022 Neighbor Day Recognition – Front Porch ( – By Deedee Sun, KIRO 7 News, April 27, 2022 – by Paul Rivera, KOMO News reporter, April 27, 2022

Homeless camp fire near Seattle stadiums part of dangerous surge, data shows | KOMO ( – by Joel Moreno, KOMO News reporter, April 6, 2022

Ballard’s ‘Lawnmower Man’ working toward finding housing | KOMO ( – Michelle Esteban, KOMO News Reporter, April 4, 2022

Seattle faces dire challenges, including homelessness and rise in violent crime – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian – Photographs by John Moore/Getty Images, March 21, 2022

Small and big acts of humanity can add up to bring back Seattle | The Seattle Times – Leslie Buker, Special to the Times, March 4, 2022

Give neighborhoods the tools to help fight homelessness | The Seattle Times – Jennifer Hemmingsen, Seattle Times Opinion columnist, February 18, 2022

The gifts of our region | The Seattle Times – Seattle Times Editorial Board, December 23, 2021

Man at odds with Ballard neighbors leaves neighborhood with help from non-profit | KOMO ( – Jonathan Choe, KOMO News Reporter, November 29, 2021

Big hearts: There’s room for all the citizen-led responses to Seattle’s homelessness crisis – Jennifer Hemmingsen, Opinion columnist, Seattle Times, August 6th, 2021

Hard work paying off on greenbelt trail – Queen Anne & Magnolia News, August 4, 2021

Community members invited to help clean up Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt: Queen Anne & Magnolia News, June 23, 2021

Seattle residents take homeless crisis into their own hands | Fox News Video – Fox News Channel, March 23, 2021