Caitlyn McKenney

Program Coordinator, Center on Wealth and Poverty

Caitlyn (Axe) McKenney is program coordinator for Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. Her work has centered on government fiscal accountability, political rhetoric, and addiction with a focus on human dignity ethics. Caitlyn is a graduate of the University of Washington, has interned for a political advocacy organization in Washington, D.C., and has participated in the Vita Institute at the University of Notre Dame. She is published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, has contributed at the Federalist, and has made local and national media appearances.

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This Movement is Restoring Seattle

Andrea Suarez, the founder of outreach organization We Heart Seattle, joins Caitlyn McKenney on this episode to talk about the power of volunteerism to restore city spaces and get people off the streets. We discuss protecting parks and green spaces, what’s going wrong in Olympia, WA, and the failures of low-barrier supportive

Restorations Episode 3: This Movement Is Restoring Seattle

Andrea Suarez, the founder of outreach organization We Heart Seattle, joins me on this episode to talk about the power of volunteerism to restore city spaces and get people off the streets. We discuss protecting parks and green spaces, what's going wrong in Olympia, WA, and the failures of low-barrier supportive housing.

The Fentanyl Treatment Keeping People High

On this episode of Restorations, Caitlyn is joined by formerly homeless addict and convicted felon Ginny Burton. Ginny is an advocate for life transformation and a voice of reason on law enforcement, addiction, and homelessness.

Listen to the First Episode of the Restorations Podcast with Billy Baldwin and Robert Marbut Discussing Addiction and Homelessness Policy

I'm joined on my very first episode by actor Billy Baldwin and Discovery Senior Fellow and homelessness expert Robert Marbut. We talk about their upcoming documentary (Americans With No Address), our experience doing outreach on the streets of Seattle, and why the right and left have every reason to find common ground on homelessness, addiction, and untreated mental illness.

Conservatives and Liberals Have to Come Together on This Issue

I’m joined on my very first episode by actor Billy Baldwin and Discovery Senior Fellow and homelessness expert Robert Marbut. We talk about their upcoming documentary (Americans With No Address), our experience doing outreach on the streets of Seattle, and why the right and left have every reason to find common ground on homelessness, addiction, and untreated mental illness. Follow along on X: @CaitlynMcKenney and

Courts Are Dismissing Eviction Cases on the Grounds of “Confusion”

A couple living in Kent, a city south of Seattle, was issued an eviction notice in May 2023 and then granted a continuance in court – a delay in eviction proceedings – five times over the last eleven months. Then last month, a King County Superior Court judge dismissed the case. The landlord has lost more than $23,000 in unpaid rent, a cost that continues to grow by $2,100 every month. Why was the case dismissed eleven months after the eviction notice was served? According to the judge, the notice was “confusing.” To understand the source of confusion, we have to go back to spring 2020, when the federal government passed the CARES Act. Alongside other measures to provide economic aid and relief during the COVID pandemic, the act established a lengthy eviction moratorium and

Leftist Media Distort New Homelessness Study To Support Failed ‘Housing First’ Policies

Following the release of a UCSF homelessness study, the media have heralded free housing as the solution. But the data suggests otherwise.
Advocates of “Housing First” as the solution for homelessness are praising a new study that supposedly proves their case. The trouble is, the study — conducted by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) — proves no such thing.