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Councilmembers Mike O’Brien and Kirsten Harris-Talley speak to reporters in the Sam Smith room at City Hall on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 12. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Proposal: Tax Big Business to Raise Over $20 Million Annually for Housing and Shelter

Seattle City Councilmembers Harris-Talley and O’Brien want a #HousingForAllSeattle budget.

 

Activists Pressure City Council to Find Nickelsville a New Home

The mayor’s homelessness czar says the city has found a new site for the camp.

 

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.

 

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
Plaintiff Reavy Washington stands in front of the U.S. District Courthouse. Behind him stands FAS staffer Chris Potter, who manages encampment evictions, while counsel for the city Matt Segal walks out from the spinning doors. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Homeless Go to Court Over Destruction of Property During Sweeps

A lawsuit filed against the city says people have lost medicine, birth certificates, and other goods.

Plaintiff Reavy Washington stands in front of the U.S. District Courthouse. Behind him stands FAS staffer Chris Potter, who manages encampment evictions, while counsel for the city Matt Segal walks out from the spinning doors. Photo by Casey Jaywork
More Sweeps and More Shelter, But Little Housing for Seattle’s Homeless

More Sweeps and More Shelter, But Little Housing for Seattle’s Homeless

Authorities continue to evict homeless campers, but permanent housing eludes most.

More Sweeps and More Shelter, But Little Housing for Seattle’s Homeless
After Lots of ‘Venom,’ Sanctioned Encampments Get High Marks from City
After Lots of ‘Venom,’ Sanctioned Encampments Get High Marks from City
Mayor Ed Murray, flanked by HSD director Catherine Lester and All Home KC director Mark Putnam, announces the city’s new RFP for $30 million in homelessness services. Photo by Casey Jaywork

Seattle to Award $30 Million in Homeless Services Contracts

Amid a larger shift toward performance metrics, the city will engage in a competitive bidding process for the first time in a decade.

Mayor Ed Murray, flanked by HSD director Catherine Lester and All Home KC director Mark Putnam, announces the city’s new RFP for $30 million in homelessness services. Photo by Casey Jaywork
Can ‘Rapid Rehousing’ Work If Rents Keep Soaring in Seattle?

Can ‘Rapid Rehousing’ Work If Rents Keep Soaring in Seattle?

The strategy relies on vouchers for market-rate housing. Critics say that’s not a long-term solution to homelessness in Seattle.

Can ‘Rapid Rehousing’ Work If Rents Keep Soaring in Seattle?
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