Homelessness

Critics Say Draft Plan From Homelessness Task Force Underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.

 

Kurt Niklas shows some of the belongings in his Cate Apartments unit operated by the Low Income Housing Institute. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Forfeiting Rights: Mutual Termination Agreements Gone Wrong

Tenants’ rights advocates say landlords are using the contracts to exploit and expel vulnerable residents.

 

In this October 2017 photo, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson described how his office had sued Trump 19 times that year. Photo by Nicole Jennings

Veterans Seeking Housing Turned Away

The State Attorney General discovered ten companies that refused vets with federal housing vouchers.

 

Politicians Cannot Keep Ignoring Vehicle Homelessness

Searching for solutions to help an overlooked unsheltered population in Seattle.

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Washington Renters’ Protections May Be On the Way

New legislation could make it harder for tenants to be evicted.

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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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

RV Campers Prep for Eviction, Again

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