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Seattle homelessness pilot hopes to finally reach those living in cars

How Seattle is trying to get safe lots—programs that provide space and services for those sleeping in their vehicles—right

Plymouth plans to build 800 permanent homes for people experiencing homelessness

The organization has long operated under a "Housing First" model.

More than 11,000 people are experiencing homelessness in King County

It’s a big figure—but it’s the first decrease in the annual survey in seven years

Tiny house villages spark interest outside of Seattle—but scrutiny at home

Other cities and counties are studying Seattle’s tiny home model

Additional downtown Seattle shelter beds open for the cold weather

The city and county added some extra capacity as temperatures drop below freezing

$500 million Microsoft housing investment can help get the ball rolling

Half a billion dollars can set up a lot of infrastructure, but it’s not a replacement for long-term revenue

One approach to long-term shelter: Tiny grants for tiny homes

City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is floating a new city program to help tackle the homelessness crisis

King County orders modular units for shelters and housing

Modular structures will be used in three projects: with at least one in Seattle and one in Shoreline

Annual survey of Seattle-area homelessness could get a tech upgrade

AllHome is considering an app to make its annual point-in-time count easier

Referendum campaign to repeal ‘head tax’ turns in signatures, despite repeal

The employee hours tax would have raised between $40 and $50 million a year for affordable housing and homeless services

Seattle City Council repeals business tax for housing and homeless services

The vote followed a heated public hearing

Seattle City Council likely to repeal business tax for housing and homeless services

The council appears to have enough votes to repeal the "head tax" after outcry

More than 12,000 people are experiencing homelessness in King County

Even more people are unsheltered in the county—especially those living in cars

Seattle mayor releases plan to increase and maintain shelter beds

Mayor Durkan calls it the biggest increase to shelter capacity since the state of emergency was declared

Mary’s Place opens first permanent home in Burien

The former treatment center will be able to house 200 people, including kids with complex medical needs

Business group launches campaign to overturn ‘head tax’

The measure passed by City Council would raise between $40 and $50 million a year for affordable housing and homeless services

Amazon will resume Block 18 construction

The company resumed plans for short-term expansion, but expressed wariness about long-term growth in Seattle.

Lower ‘head tax’ passed by Seattle City Council

The revised employee hours tax raises between $40 and $50 million a year

Business tax for housing and homeless services advances out of City Council committee [Update]

The tax on employee hours and payroll could raise $75 million a year

Revised business tax for housing and homeless services heads to City Council

The proposal could raise $75 million a year

This is what homelessness looks like for my mom

She drives a Mercedes SUV. She just also happened to live in it.

As Washington AG finds landlord discrimination against veterans, State Legislature passes bill to prevent it

A bill would prevent landlords from turning people away based on source of income

Two organizations fighting homelessness are setting up shop in a Harbor Island warehouse

Space provided by King County gives the Block Project and Humble Design room to work—and the public space to help out

With cold weather ahead, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall to become temporary emergency shelter

Seattle’s Human Services Department is opening up a temporary cold weather shelter from Sunday through Thursday.

Property sale will fund housing programs—and could restore shelter funding

Originally meant to just fund new programs, proceeds could restore funding to longtime providers

City councilor joins effort to restore shelter funding

Some shelters were cut in the city’s rebidding process—especially those that provide emergency beds.

Regional work group ‘One Table’ attempts to address homelessness

The project brings together governments, nonprofits, and corporations

Pearl Jam to play two ‘home shows’ to help fight homelessness

Iconic Seattle band Pearl Jam is playing their first Seattle show in five years with the goal of helping address Seattle’s homelessness crisis.

Proposal: Use $11 million from property sale to address homeless crisis

Mayor Jenny Durkan introduced legislation yesterday

King County has the third-highest number of unsheltered people in the US

It’s been two years since Seattle declared a state of emergency

Coalition calls on City Hall to restore shelter funding

Some shelters were cut in the city’s rebidding process—especially those that provide emergency beds.

$34 million in city contracts overhaul Seattle’s funding for homeless services

The contracts prioritize permanent housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s first executive order addresses housing affordability

The order aims for faster relief for low-income households

Supportive apartments for those experiencing homelessness open on First Hill this week

Plymouth on First Hill will open its doors to 77 people.

24/7 homeless shelter with room for companions and pets opens on First Hill

The city-funded shelter is operated by Compass Housing Alliance

With a 5% rent increase, Seattle’s homeless population could grow by 258

A study by Zillow asks: If median rent were to go up, how many people in the Seattle metropolitan area would become homeless as a result?

Washington State has one of the highest homeless student populations in the US

A new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness found that Washington State’s homeless student population grew by nearly 30 percent in three years.

City’s low-barrier Navigation Center opens Wednesday

The 24-hour homeless shelter is designed for those who are hard to reach.

13 years of community-based healing at Recovery Cafe

Here, people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and addiction support each other through healing.