Homelessness

While the new Navigation Center is the recommended choice of the Navigation Team, it’s unclear how effective their efforts have been. File photo

Should the City Expand Its Homeless Outreach?

The Navigation Team was created to ease the impact of encampment clean-ups, but its growth is on hold as some question its effectiveness.

While the new Navigation Center is the recommended choice of the Navigation Team, it’s unclear how effective their efforts have been. File photo
For Homeless Seattleites, a Reprieve From the Debilitating Burden of Warrants

For Homeless Seattleites, a Reprieve From the Debilitating Burden of Warrants

People lacking a permanent addresses often don’t know when they are supposed to appear in court. And they don’t have the money to pay the fines that follow.

For Homeless Seattleites, a Reprieve From the Debilitating Burden of Warrants

Homeless Service Providers Refute City’s Reason for Budget Cuts

SHARE/WHEEL testified at City Hall that they had successfully transitioned clients into permanent housing.

Homelessness Prevention Program Keeps 3,000 Housed

Homelessness Prevention Program Keeps 3,000 Housed

The initiative, which is funded by the Best Starts for Kids levy, is helping stabilize families at risk of homelessness.

Homelessness Prevention Program Keeps 3,000 Housed
Facing Cuts From City, Homeless Service Providers Request a Reprieve

Facing Cuts From City, Homeless Service Providers Request a Reprieve

Funding would be cut for at least 300 shelter beds in Seattle, as well as hygiene and support services.

Facing Cuts From City, Homeless Service Providers Request a Reprieve
Tent City 5 Campers Move to Interbay Tiny House Village

Tent City 5 Campers Move to Interbay Tiny House Village

About 65 homeless people move to a new location in the neighborhood where they’re guaranteed electricity, heat, and a roof over their heads.

Tent City 5 Campers Move to Interbay Tiny House Village
Daniel Brown, 37, has been houseless in Seattle for the past three years. He attended the protest because he said he’s “desperate for change in my own life.” Photos by Melissa Hellmann

‘We Sweep Trash, Not People’: Advocates Again Demand an End to Sweeps

On the two-year anniversary of the ‘state of emergency’ on homelessness, some question what’s changed.

Daniel Brown, 37, has been houseless in Seattle for the past three years. He attended the protest because he said he’s “desperate for change in my own life.” Photos by Melissa Hellmann
Beds at Recovery Place, a new substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Seattle. Photo by Sara Bernard

In Effort to Tackle Opioid Epidemic, New Facility Will Host Detox and Mental Health Services in One

The facility is designed to address drug addiction and the root causes of homelessness.

Beds at Recovery Place, a new substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Seattle. Photo by Sara Bernard
Possessions get cleared from the Spokane St. encampment. Photo by Sara Bernard

Federal Judge Won’t Stop the Sweeps As He Considers Lawsuit

The judge also sounded skeptical note on the merits of the suit.

Possessions get cleared from the Spokane St. encampment. Photo by Sara Bernard
Eliana Scott-Thonnes (black dress) and another NACtivist protesting the mass eviction of homeless camps beneath the Spokane Street viaduct are arrested by SPD’s Navigation Team on Friday, September 15, 2017. Photo by NACtivist Travis Thompson

Two Activists Arrested Protesting Homeless Evictions

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

Eliana Scott-Thonnes (black dress) and another NACtivist protesting the mass eviction of homeless camps beneath the Spokane Street viaduct are arrested by SPD’s Navigation Team on Friday, September 15, 2017. Photo by NACtivist Travis Thompson
An aerial view of the Tsubota site in Interbay, where Tent City 5 will likely move in November 2017. Screenshot via Port of Seattle

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.

An aerial view of the Tsubota site in Interbay, where Tent City 5 will likely move in November 2017. Screenshot via Port of Seattle
The Labor Temple was packed on Saturday for the Housing for All Seattle campaign launch. Photo by Casey Jaywork

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.

The Labor Temple was packed on Saturday for the Housing for All Seattle campaign launch. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Matt Irvin, an RV camper. Photo by Casey Jaywork

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.

Matt Irvin, an RV camper. Photo by Casey Jaywork
District 7 NACtivist Shaun Glaze petitions a farmers market shopper for her signature. Photo by Casey Jaywork

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.

District 7 NACtivist Shaun Glaze petitions a farmers market shopper for her signature. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Camp Sanctuary on its first day of existence. Photo by Casey Jaywork

RV Campers Prep for Eviction, Again

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

Camp Sanctuary on its first day of existence. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Matt Irvin, an RV camper who moved onto the WSDOT property Thursday. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Matt Irvin, an RV camper who moved onto the WSDOT property Thursday. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Paul Allen (right). Image via Wikimedia.

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.

Paul Allen (right). Image via Wikimedia.
A pair of homeless campers pack up before being evicted from under the Ballard Bridge. Photo by Casey Jaywork.

Resentment Toward Homeless Finds Voice at Policy Panel

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

A pair of homeless campers pack up before being evicted from under the Ballard Bridge. Photo by Casey Jaywork.
RV camper Tsiago Cross, the evening before he expects to be evicted from Trollsville below the West Seattle bridge. Photo by Casey Jaywork.

Seattle Evicts Homeless Campers From Beneath West Seattle Bridge

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

RV camper Tsiago Cross, the evening before he expects to be evicted from Trollsville below the West Seattle bridge. Photo by Casey Jaywork.
Camp Second Chance. Photo via Polly Trout.

Newly-Authorized Homeless Camp Faces Fundraising Hurdle

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

Camp Second Chance. Photo via Polly Trout.
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