Stories tagged: homeless
Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Hundreds of units for Spokane’s homeless, in the forest
More than 300 units of affordable housing for the elderly, working and chronically homeless are coming up fast on property formerly owned by the Sisters of the Holy Names of …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Canceled $30K wedding becomes dinner for Indiana homeless
An Indiana woman didn’t want her canceled $30,000 wedding to go to waste, so she threw a party for the homeless.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Then and Now: House of Charity
Catholics in Spokane formed the Catholic Social Betterment League in 1912, bringing together people from eight parishes to tackle social needs. They wanted to feed the hungry, clothe the naked …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Man guilty of Vegas hammer attack avoids charges in killings
Police created a “human decoy,” posing a mannequin like a sleeping homeless person, to catch a man they believe bludgeoned two men to death and injured a third in downtown …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Tacoma begins moving homeless to temporary shelters
Tacoma started helping homeless people move into the city’s first temporary emergency shelters.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Spokane resumes full funding for 24/7 homeless shelters, including House of Charity
After months of pleading for funding from other government and private sources, Spokane has agreed to commit more than half a million dollars to fully fund a 24 hour shelter …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
City cleans up large homeless camp in downtown Spokane
City crews cleaning up a homeless camp underneath the Maple Street bridge filled multiple trucks with everything from mattresses to bicycles Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Camp Hope: A day in life at Yakima’s homeless encampment
Since Camp Hope opened in mid-March, 160 people have spent at least one night at the camp, a largely out-of-sight, city-sponsored homeless encampment behind the former Kmart building on East …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
$2.1 million homeless shelter set to open in Washington
A Washington city is getting ready to open a $2.1 million temperature-controlled outdoor homeless shelter.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
A miracle save by a homeless man gives him a new beginning
James Pocock was living a quiet, under-the-radar life in the Vermont woods when he suddenly was showered with attention and called a hero, responsible for possibly saving another man’s life.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Report: Washington’s homeless population grew last year
Rough tallies of Washington’s homeless population showed an increase in the number of people living outdoors or in shelters and transitional housing, despite efforts to reduce homelessness.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Homeless, pregnant woman allegedly set garbage fires for a place to stay
A pregnant homeless woman was looking to go to jail when she allegedly started several fires in garbage bins.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Report: More than 11,600 people homeless in King County
A newly released report says more than 11,600 people were homeless in Seattle and King County on a single night in January.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes
Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Crews clear Seattle homeless camp ahead of light rail work
Crews are continuing to clear out a homeless encampment next to Interstate 90 in Seattle.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
City of Spokane serves up eviction notice to Blessings Under the Bridge homeless feeding program
Blessings Under the Bridge – the nonprofit organization that provides free meals under the Interstate 90 bridge every Wednesday evening – has been told by the city of Spokane to …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Amazon to create homeless shelter at Seattle headquarters
A Seattle nonprofit that converts unused buildings into temporary shelters for women, children and families who are homeless will have a permanent home at Amazon’s new headquarters building.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Paul Allen to donate $30M to permanent housing for homeless
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen will donate $30 million toward the development of a new housing facility for people who are homeless in Seattle.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Seattle group sends postcards seeking help for camp cleanup
A Seattle neighborhood organization is using postcards to try to send city officials a message.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Spokane nonprofit Blessings Under the Bridge gets chance of Lifetime
Lifetime Television was in town on Wednesday filming the first segment of a show called “Live it Forward,” which is hosted by “Highlander” star Adrian Paul and features Spokane’s Blessings …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
No charges against homeless mother of stillborn Portland baby
The Multnomah County District Attorney says no charges will be filed against a mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth to a stillborn baby during a snowstorm.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Homeless man sues Seattle over impound of truck
A homeless man has filed a lawsuit against Seattle accusing police officers of violating his rights for impounding the vehicle he was living in.
Fri., April 14, 2017
Jay Ambrose: Handyman performs spiritual repairs
Then there are people like Joaquin who know that error can be corrected by grace and loving growth.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Downtown Spokane Partnership joins call for keeping extended homeless shelter hours
The Downtown Spokane Partnership and Catholic Charities made a push for help funding extended hours at the House of Charity, which will have to close during the day and end …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
200 more homeless face summer on the streets as House of Charity faces cash crunch
If local governments do nothing, Spokane County can expect to see 200 more homeless people on the streets every night.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Seattle mayor drops city tax, pursues county measure
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is scrapping a proposed property tax levy that would have raised $275 million over five years to pay for homeless services.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Boise man in homeless lawsuit to run for governor
A Boise man who was once a plaintiff in a high-profile anti-panhandling lawsuit has registered as a Republican candidate for Idaho governor.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless
Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Homeless man found dead in Portland tent
Police say a homeless man was found dead inside a tent along Interstate 84. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers discovered the man last week while conducting a welfare …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Backers for Seattle homeless levy collect signatures
Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.