Homelessness

Homelessness

Three Massive Water-Activated Art Installations Shed Light on Seattle’s Homeless this Holiday

Hillary Grigel (Seattle's UGM)
Local
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission unveils Lost and Found, a series of three 8’ x 8’ water-activated murals based on acclaimed photographer Lee Jeffries’ stunning portraits of the homeless. ...
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Want to Wear a Pair of Sue Bird’s Shoes? Now’s Your Chance

Sue Bird's shoes will be auctioned off to help Seattle's homeless population.
Sports
Fans can bid on Sue Bird's game-worn shoes starting through Monday, July 30 at midnight PDT. ...
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Unsheltered Street Count Conducted in King County by 1,000 Volunteers, Count Us In 2018

Facing Homelessness
Local
Friday morning, between 2 and 6 a.m., nearly 1,000 volunteers spanned across King County for Count Us In 2018, the annual Point in Time Count of individuals experiencing homelessness, coordinated annually by All Home. ...
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Sara Ramirez, Theresa Caputo, Judy Gold to Headline Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Home for the Holidays’

Entertainment
In America, up to 40 percent of the 1.6 million youth that are homeless each year identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. ...
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Seattle Adopts ‘By-Name’ Waiting List to Put Homeless Population Indoors Within 12 Months

Local
Four entities have signed a funding memorandum that makes significant reforms to how homeless services are administered and funded. ...
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Seattle to Open Safe Lots for Homeless Living in Vehicles

Local
Mayor Ed Murray issued an emergency order to expedite the siting of two safe lots in Ballard and Delridge for homeless individuals and families living in recreational vehicles and cars. ...
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Two Landmark Transgender Rights Bills Pass California Assembly

Politics
The California State Assembly passed bills protecting transgender people working for companies doing business with state agencies and children in foster care. ...
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Seattle Gets $620,000 in Funding, More Shelter Beds

Top News Politics Local
Funding will be awarded to the YWCA of Seattle, King County and Snohomish County ($310,000) and Catholic Community Services ($310,000). ...
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Seattle Budgets $182,000 for Additional Shelter Beds

Beginning January 15, Seattle will double the size of the emergency shelter at the King County Administration Building. The facility currently serves as a seasonal shelter that hosts 50 beds during the coldest winter months. Murray said that by the end of January, the city will also fund another 15 shelter beds at a Capitol Hill facility specifically for youth living on the streets.
Top News Local
Seattle currently funds 1,700 shelter beds – each serving an average of six people a year. The Seattle City Council has set aside $182,000 for more beds. ...
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Seattle Invests $22 Million in Affordable Housing

The Station at Othello Park
Top News Local
The $22 million will be loaned to developers to build and preserve rent- and income-restricted apartments affordable to Seattle’s low-income residents. ...
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