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Parking spots for the homeless in Seattle, finally. But at a thousand bucks a month?

Seattle still can't figure out how to use parking lots at night for those living in their cars -- at least not without breaking the bank. Meanwhile a single church in Kirkland is doing more at a tiny fraction of Seattle's proposed cost.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Kirkland, Project Homeless


Seattle police increasingly involved in moving homeless people from sidewalks 

In June alone, Seattle police officers interacted with homeless people 142 times, mostly without outreach workers.  That was more interactions than Seattle's highly publicized Navigation Team
Tags: News, Seattle, Project Homeless


Seattle City Council again attempts to rein in team that clears homeless encampments

Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposed defunding the Navigation Team entirely, while Councilmember Lisa Herbold again pushed for the team to report on its progress before funding can be released each quarter.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Lisa Herbold, Kshama Sawant, Project Homeless, Navigation Team


Underlying that West Seattle trailer freakout was a fantasy about Seattle and homelessness

Right-wing talkers say that Seattle residents are fed up and just itching to crack down on homelessness, as evidenced in that manufactured controversy about a derelict trailer in West Seattle this past week. Don't believe the hype.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Don, West Seattle, Project Homeless


In heart of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, a first-of-its-kind family shelter takes shape

The Mary's Place shelter will have room for 275 moms, dads and kids, an 18% increase in emergency shelter beds available to families with children in King County. Amazon says it is contributing more than $100 million to Mary's Place over the next decade.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Seattle, Mary s Place, Project Homeless, King County Amazon


How a trailer parked by coincidence in front of a Seattle councilmember’s house set off a political spectacle

They picked the spot randomly: Briar Rose Williams, 21, and her boyfriend were running out of time on the truck they’d rented to haul their travel trailer Tuesday night, and they couldn’t put it in front of the apartment complex where they were staying with a family friend. They happened to park the trailer in […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Project Homeless, Briar Rose Williams


A trailer showed up in front of a Seattle councilmember’s home. Is it a political stunt? Or a coincidence?

The trailer showed up in front of Councilmember Lisa Herbold's house not long after failed council candidate Ari Hoffman threatened to tow similar vehicle to other councilmembers' homes. But it remains unclear how the vehicle ended up there or who it belongs to.
Tags: News, Seattle, Lisa Herbold, Project Homeless, Ari Hoffman


The city discovered contamination at a former homeless encampment. These campers say they were never told.

The city of Seattle reached out to five dozen city employees after contamination was discovered at the site of a former homeless encampment. But 12 homeless people who lived there said they still haven't been officially told about the chemicals found at the location.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Times Watchdog, Project Homeless


Pedersen, Scott draw clear distinctions in zippy Seattle City Council District 4 debate

The candidates leapt at chances to draw contrasts, taking opposite positions on several other key issues, including removals of unauthorized tent camps, drug use at city-sanctioned camps, Seattle's new police-union contracts and the 35th Avenue Northeast bike lanes the city planned, then scrapped.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Traffic Lab, Project Homeless


Families gather at homeless outreach event where helping hands are meant for them

A Saturday event at Highline College helped more than 300 families experiencing homelessness connect with access to housing, food, clothing, schools, jobs, health care and more. "I feel like a weight lifted off," one mother said afterward.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Highline College, Project Homeless


Steep drop in King County’s homeless youth, annual homeless count shows

King County's annual point-in-time homeless count, released in full on May 31, found steep drops in homeless youth and among vehicle campers.
Tags: News, Local News, Eastside, Project Homeless


Have questions for ‘the patron saints of The Jungle’? Come meet them.

On Sunday, we wrote about Damian and Debbie Monda, a couple who have been going into The Jungle and other homeless camps in Seattle many times a week for years to ask one simple question: What do you need? The couple offered advice on what to do for people who want to emulate them, including […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Damian, Project Homeless, Debbie Monda


In the aftermath of a drug bust, Seattle homeless camp is cleaned up again

It’s been a crazy week for Michael, who lived under Interstate 5 on the sidewalk of the South Dearborn Street until Monday. On Thursday, Seattle police arrested four people in the large homeless encampment across the street. On Friday, the city of Seattle’s Navigation Team posted notices of an impending camp removal on trees and […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Michael, South Dearborn Street, Project Homeless, Seattle s Navigation Team


Drug busts in two Seattle homeless encampments connected to nearby residences

A pair of drug busts in two Seattle homeless encampments resulted in the arrest of 10 people and seizure of about $20,000. Police say that the drug operations were connected to two nearby residences.
Tags: Crime, News, Seattle, Project Homeless


$15 million gift will help build ‘affordable high-rises’ for Seattle’s chronically homeless

When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that’s not the most costly part of  King County’s response to homelessness. It’s permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It’s the most expensive way to house someone, but it’s […]
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, King County, Project Homeless


$15 million gift will help build ‘affordable high-rise’ for Seattle’s chronically homeless

When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that’s not the most costly part of  King County’s response to homelessness. It’s permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It’s the most expensive way to house someone, but it’s […]
Tags: Health, News, Local Politics, Seattle, King County, Project Homeless


As trash piles up around homeless tent camps, Seattle struggles to keep up

Much of the frustration with homelessness comes from the massive amounts of trash around tent camps. But Seattle is picking up less trash than it did in 2017, despite efforts to distribute trash bags at tent camps and marshal volunteers.
Tags: Health, News, Seattle, Local News, Project Homeless


Stories About Home: a night of storytelling from people who know homelessness

The Project Homeless team wants to talk about home in the way we know best: through storytelling. We're putting on an event where twelve speakers will tell us what home means to them and how homelessness has reshaped them.
Tags: News, Project Homeless


King County homeless count drops for the first time since 2012, but officials aren’t celebrating yet

The region’s annual count of homeless people shows fewer people are living outside in King County than last year, a drop for the first time since 2012. Roughly 11,200 people were counted as homeless, living in shelters or outdoors in King County on one night in January 2019, a drop of 8% from 2018. There […]
Tags: News, Local News, King County, Project Homeless


Puyallup’s $140,000 program to divert homelessness calls from police falls short

The city implemented the pilot program a year ago in response to frequent calls from downtown Puyallup businesses about homelessness. Most business owners still called police.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Project Homeless


Are you a student who thinks education should be different? Apply for our Student Voices program

We're looking for college and high-school students from around the state to share their experiences in Washington's public school system and tell us how they would change it.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab, Project Homeless


Seattle mayor withdraws pick to lead homelessness response, citing council inaction

They mayor accused council members of dragging their feet to fill one of the city's most high-profile administrative positions, singling out Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who declined to advance the nomination through her committee.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Kshama Sawant, Project Homeless


From homelessness to jail and back: King County tries to halt cycle

"We need to develop something that hasn’t been developed before," King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said. "Because right now it looks like our only options are incarceration or nothing."
Tags: News, Project Homeless


Homeless man in King County diagnosed with hepatitis A

King County public health officials are providing vaccinations at homeless shelters and camps after the first local case of hepatitis A, a highly contagious virus, was diagnosed in a homeless man.
Tags: Health, News, Local News, King County, Project Homeless


50 recovering homeless men get ‘Queer Eye’-style makeovers

After a hair stylist, wardrobe consultation and photographer do their work, 50 formerly homeless men at the Union Gospel Mission look — and feel — like new men.
Tags: News, Local News, Project Homeless


Deadline approaching to share your stories of homelessness for Stories About Home

We'd like to hear your pitches to participate as a speaker at our June 6 public event, "Stories About Home." You won't be alone in preparing: We're offering training sessions and story coaches to help.
Tags: News, Project Homeless


District of Columbia houses homeless people in upscale apartments. It hasn’t gone as planned.

As "housing first" has emerged as a national policy consensus, some have begun to warn that it is being applied too broadly, and at times with inadequate supports for those who aren't ready for the responsibilities of living by themselves.
Tags: News, Nation, Columbia, Nation & World, Project Homeless


What an Olympic medalist, homeless in Seattle, wants you to know

Rebecca Twigg was a famous Olympian cyclist. Today, she's homeless in Seattle.
Tags: News, Seattle, Project Homeless, Rebecca Twigg


Homelessness advocates break ground on new Kirkland shelter for women and families

The shelter, expected to open by mid-2020, will be the first 24-hour permanent site for adult women and families on the Eastside, which has an increasing homeless population.
Tags: News, Local News, Eastside, Project Homeless


A push to treat homelessness like a natural disaster, on the steps of Seattle City Hall

If Seattle had a natural disaster requiring temporary housing to be built quickly and cheaply, it might look like the shelters built by the Everett company Pallet. With aluminum frames, lockable doors, insulation and ventilation, the shelters can be constructed in around 20 minutes without tools. A 64-square foot shelter, with four bunks, costs between […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Seattle City Hall, Project Homeless