Kate is a reporter at KUOW covering the homelessness crisis and related issues.
Originally from Australia, Kate studied journalism at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology before coming to work in public radio.
Kate began her career as a reporter with WXXI Public Radio in Rochester, NY, where she worked as part of a Local Journalism Center called the Innovation Trail.
At KUOW, she started as a producer on The Record before joining the news desk.
To see more of Kate's past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
The first six months of 2018 saw intense debate in Seattle over the city’s response to homelessness. As factions went to war over a tax on large businesses to pay for affordable housing and homeless services, people questioned the efficacy and accountability of existing service programs.
A new report shows more than half the tenants that had evictions filed against them in Seattle in 2017 were people of color. Nearly half of all cases were in zip codes where the white population increased from 2011 to 2016.
It’s expected to serve roughly 4,000 people between Thursday and Sunday this week.
With more than 12,000 people homeless in King County on any given night, King County officials are launching a new approach to get people housed quickly.
Seattle is one of the richest cities in America, but it spends a small fraction of its homelessness spending on prevention.