Homelessness

Two Activists Arrested Protesting Homeless Evictions

The Neighborhood Action Coalition is stepping up the fight against sweeps.

 

Port of Seattle to Let Tent City 5 Move Onto Property in Interbay

The authorized tent city has been happily settled in Interbay for almost two years.

 

New Effort Aims to Pressure Policymakers on ‘Housing for All’

The leftists who got Seattle to pass an income tax have turned to affordable housing and homelessness.

 

O’Brien Pitches Diversion Program for Vehicle Dwellers

His draft proposal would help people avoid tickets and impounded vehicles in hopes of breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Housed Neighbors Lobby to Keep Tent City 5 in Interbay

Activists are asking the Port and City Council to provide a new location for the authorized encampment in the neighborhood.

RV Campers Prep for Eviction, Again

The city’s plan is to keep evicting homeless campers until they agree to enter the shelter system.

With Seattle’s ‘Safe Lots’ for RVs All But Gone, Campers Are Creating Their Own

A new, unauthorized homeless camp is trying to get organized.

Paul Allen to Donate $30 Million for Seattle Homeless Housing and Resource Center

The Microsoft co-founder and Vulcan chair is partnering with Seattle and Mercy Housing Northwest.

Resentment Toward Homeless Finds Voice at Policy Panel

At a Town Hall this morning, multiple commenters lamented Seattle’s tolerance of the homeless.

Seattle Evicts Homeless Campers From Beneath West Seattle Bridge

“Where are we supposed to ‘move along’ to?” asks RV camper Tsiago Cross.

Newly-Authorized Homeless Camp Faces Fundraising Hurdle

Camp Second Chance is trying to raise $6,000 by April 15.

Ed Murray Ditches Effort to Create New Homelessness Property Tax

The plan would have raised $55 million a year for homeless services. He says he’s now in favor of a county-wide sales tax instead.

Ethics Complaint Targets Mayor, Others For Supporting Ballot Measure From Office

The August ballot measure would nearly double Seattle’s homelessness funding via property taxes.

A Visit to the Jungle, A Year After the Murders

The greenbelt shows some signs of improvement, but still suffers from neglect.

Seattle Evicts the Homeless Encampment That It Created While Evicting ‘the Jungle’ Last Year

Last year, campers fled from the Jungle to the Field. Now they’re fleeing the Field.

Councilmembers Ask Mayor to Hold Off On Eviction of ‘The Field’

Several city councilmembers are asking the mayor to give homeless campers a week to clean things up.

Murray Announces $55 Million Tax Measure for Homeless Services

The measure, which would need the approval of voters, could be on the August ballot.

Fire Devours Three Tents At the Field; Fast-Thinking Campers Contain Blaze

Homeless campers have been asking Seattle for fire extinguishers for months.

ACLU WA Asks for Restraining Order to Stop Seattle Homeless Sweeps

The civil liberties group is already suing Seattle over the sweeps, arguing they violate the Constitution.