Stories tagged: homeless
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
Before the end of the month, previously homeless women and children will take up permanent residence in 24 brand new cottages in northwest Spokane.
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
Robert Martin no longer lives as a homeless man in Boise, as he once did. But Martin, now a North Idaho resident, visits that city several times a year to …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
After Friendship House’s recent decision to at least temporarily reduce the number of meals it serves to the homeless, neighbors of the nonprofit hope it’s the beginning of a solution …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
City Council voted unanimously to solicit proposals from organizations that could operate overnight shelters nightly during the winter, not just when temperatures dipped below freezing.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
Officials say a cafeteria in Mount Vernon will no longer serve breakfast and lunch to people who lack permanent shelter because of complaints from neighboring businesses.
Wed., July 25, 2018, 5 a.m.
Around-the-clock staffing will end Sept. 1 at the downtown emergency shelter House of Charity, which has been put on life support multiple times by city funds since opening two years …
Sun., July 15, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
A recent state report shows a 10 percent homeless rate among Native American youths in the county. That’s nearly triple the state average of 3.7 percent and greater than any …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Advocates for the homeless say that while serious, the incidents represent a minute fraction of similar crimes committed in the region, and that homeless people are more likely to be …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
42,000 pounds of garbage: Seattle quietly cleaning up, clearing out hot spots for people living in vehicles
Seattle is cleaning up trash around clusters of homeless vehicle campers — and sometimes towing them.
UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
The “Give Real Change” program launched last year has raised more than $15,000 to assist organizations providing assistance to the homeless. Residents can continue to give this summer at orange …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
For the first time, King County’s annual one-night count of homelessness found more than half of homeless people were sleeping outside versus in shelter, with a stark increase in the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Wednesday she wants to get hundreds more homeless people into tiny houses, emergency shelters and other safe housing over the next 90 days.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
Davis is part of a growing aging homeless population that is often in need of medical help in the Yakima Valley, where a service shortage sometimes can lead to death. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
An annual gathering aimed to get service providers and advocates from across the state together to share ideas on solving homelessness boasted a record attendance of about 800 people Tuesday …
Tue., May 8, 2018
New city laws aiming to protect Spokane’s publicly owned land will prohibit camping in the future. Those living in the camps will be directed to services, including shelters, unless all …
Mon., May 7, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
Mayor Jenny Durkan is facing a homeless crisis, residents and business owners questioning Seattle’s spending, and City Council members pushing a tax on large employers that would raise $75 million …
Mon., May 7, 2018
The Spokane City Council is scheduled to consider Monday a suite of laws that will alter how the enforcement arm of the city’s Parks Department may respond to people staying …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
A homeless man who randomly stabbed a man to death as he was holding his daughter in a crowded Southern California restaurant was reported just a few hours earlier for …
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Spokane’s annual homeless count expanded from the downtown core to the entire county this year and found 1,245 people without a home.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
A Seattle task force is recommending the City Council adopt a $75 million-per-year “head tax” on high-grossing businesses to help address homelessness.
Thu., March 1, 2018
Three Spokane-area rental companies illegally discriminated against veterans who use federal housing vouchers, according to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Neighboring residents and business owners near a proposed permanent homeless shelter in Yakima say they don’t plan to accept Friday’s project approval without a fight.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
A new homelessness response system launched Jan. 22 across Idaho prioritizes those with the greatest needs rather than the first-come, first-serve approach that homeless service providers have used in the …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Authorities have broken up a homeless camp that was under a bridge in east Salem.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
The prison quilting group formed about five years ago with a handful of inmates who had grown up sewing with their grandmothers, said Jeanne Thietje, the community partnership programs coordinator …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
Spokane is revamping its annual count of the city’s homeless people to gather more data that city officials hope will help them better find gaps in services.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to fund new rental assistance and short-term housing options for the homeless.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
He’d been diagnosed with stage four cancer, a disease that had killed his father, his grandfather and his sister. He was homeless, camping in a tent down in a canyon …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Authorities say three men were stabbed in a homeless shelter in Seattle.