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Seattle City Council gives green light to regional homelessness authority

The Seattle City Council voted 5-1 in favor of creating the new authority.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle City Council, Project Homeless


Homeless agency director resigns after dancer strips at Seattle homelessness conference

The director of King County’s coordinating agency for homelessness, All Home, has resigned after an annual homelessness conference last week during which a dancer gave lap dances and kissed attendees. A county spokesperson told The Seattle Times in an email Monday that when officials at the county’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) found […]
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Seattle Times, King County, Project Homeless, Department of Community and Human Services DCHS


Washington state inspires federal bill to make it easier to help homeless students and their families

Inspired by early experiments in this state on how to keep homeless students in stable housing and schools, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced a bill to incentivize such partnerships across the country.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Education Lab, Project Homeless, U S Sen Patty Murray D Wash


Spokane to vote on noise-emitting devices to deter loiterers in city’s downtown

SPOKANE — The Spokane City Council will vote Monday on a law that would ban devices that emit a high-pitched sound to discourage loiterers in the city’s downtown. City Councilwoman Kate Burke, who crafted the proposal, told the Spokesman Review that the devices are inherently discriminatory because they are used mostly against homeless people and […]
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Spokane, Spokesman Review, Spokane City Council, Project Homeless, Kate Burke


Bellevue works to update its regulations on temporary homeless encampments at religious sites

The proposed changes to Bellevue's land-use code increase the number of days a temporary camp can stay in one spot — from 90 days to 120 — and at a greater frequently than currently allowed.
Tags: News, Bellevue, Local News, Eastside, Project Homeless


King County Council votes to more than triple the funding available to reunite homeless people with their families. It’s not clear how well it will work. 

One county elected official regrets saying yes to increasing spending to reunite homeless people with their families, a measure that includes money to bus them out of town.
Tags: News, King County Council, Project Homeless


Popular Muslim event serving homeless people draws hundreds, and a new Christian partner

The "Day of Dignity" took place for the first time at a downtown Seattle church, where volunteers gave out food, coats and other supplies.
Tags: News, Local News, Northwest, Project Homeless


Have coffee with the Project Homeless team and ask your most pressing questions about homelessness

Meet the Project Homeless team and ask us questions about homelessness.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Project Homeless


This data tool helps homeless people get housing. If you’re white, your chances are even better.

When Leah Post started using a tool meant to prioritize the most vulnerable people she worked with for a shot at housing, she noticed something was off.  People walking through the doors of her human services organization were disproportionately people of color. But the assessment tool she was using, a mouthful called the Vulnerability Index — Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool, or VI-SPDAT for short, regularly prioritized white clients.  Post, a community health manager at the […]
Tags: Post, News, Project Homeless, Leah Post


Seven months ago, residents locked the city out of their tiny house village. Now, Seattle officials plan to cut its funding

After an almost seven-month stalemate, the city announced Tuesday it won't fund the village after December, saying it's out of compliance with its contract.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Project Homeless


A homeless shelter charged a man $21 a week in “rent.” He says he still hasn’t gotten it all back.

When Brian Bellinger was charged rent to stay at a city of Seattle-contracted shelter, he was shocked. The center has since said it made a mistake, but Bellinger says he is still waiting for the rest of his money to be refunded.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, Project Homeless


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-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


$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


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