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Your opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions in advance for the panel. Send your questions to

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WSU Spokane

Spokane’s Homeless & Housing Crisis

A hot housing market and rising rental rates are compounding Spokane’s affordable housing shortage and could force more residents out of their home. Is Spokane ready to assist the newly homeless as winter arrives?

The barriers to affordable housing, expanding homeless shelters, and health impacts on families without adequate housing are discussed.


Ben Stuckart,Executive Director Spokane Low Income Housing & Chair of the Spokane Continuum of Care
The Continuum of Care is the regional board mandated with coming up with the 5 year plan to end homelessness. The Low Income Housing Consortium is involved in the production and management of housing for our communities most vulnerable citizens.

Dale Briese, Spokane Continuum of Care
The CoC provides a suite of services for people experiencing homelessness. Briese is also a longtime HIV survivor and is on the board for the Spokane Aids Network.

Bridget Cannon,Senior Vice President Youth Service Volunteers of America
VOA Crosswalk is one of two licensed emergency shelters serving runaway and homeless youth in Eastern Washington. An array of professionals work with Crosswalk youth with the primary goal of ending their homelessness and connecting them to stabilizing and supportive services.

Mjr Ken Perine,Executive Director Salvation Army Spokane
The Salvation Army serves displaced men, women, and children with homeless shelters, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and re-entry resources.

Helpful Links

Spokane Continuum of Care

Volunteers of America
Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho

Spokane Housing Authority

Spokane Homeless Coalition

SNAP of Washington

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