Stories tagged: homeless
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:10 A.M.
Seattle to open 3 new sites to house homeless
The city of Seattle has announced plans to open three new homeless camps early next year.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 10:33 A.M.
7.3 percent more homeless people found in Washington in 2016
Point-in-time counts found 7.3 percent more homeless people in Washington this year than in 2015.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 7:51 A.M.
Pullman pledges money for affordable housing
The Community Action Center is a step closer to constructing a new affordable housing complex with a promise of funding from the city of Pullman.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 8 A.M.
ACLU warns Yakima about lawsuit risk on homeless policy
The American Civil Liberties Union is warning Yakima that its homeless policy is putting the city at risk of a lawsuit.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016
Community tackles homelessness
But the community is in the midst of a robust response to the problem of homelessness, and keeping the shelters open continuously is part of the plan.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
City of Spokane expands operation of warming shelters, eyes more assistance for round-the-clock homeless care
The cost of running 24/7 emergency shelters in Spokane for homeless people comes out to about $1.4 million annually, Mayor David Condon said Tuesday. The city is moving some money …
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
New winter homeless shelter to open in downtown Portland
A temporary winter homeless shelter that can house 100 adults is scheduled to open in downtown Portland next month.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
Officer rescues toddler from homeless camp in Seattle suburb
A police officer took a 14-month-old girl to a hospital after finding her at a homeless camp in a Seattle suburb.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Yakima to consider offering bus tickets to homeless people
The Yakima City Council is reviewing options to address the homeless problem in Yakima, including a program offering bus tickets to homeless individuals who have family or friends willing to …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 7 P.M.
Tiny homes for the homeless proposed for Coeur d’Alene, but some officials skeptical
A homeless outreach coordinator in Coeur d’Alene wants to build a village of tiny houses to serve as temporary crisis shelter for people who desire to emerge from homelessness. They …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 5:13 P.M.
Sikh Temple observes tradition by feeding downtown Spokane’s homeless
Spokane’s Sikh Temple held its first mobile langar on Saturday, a tradition of practicing equality by having everyone be in the same place, eating the same food.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 10 P.M.
In flood-stricken Louisiana, housing crisis looms
With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable, bumbling aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a decade ago.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 3 P.M.
Renowned chef feeds Rio’s homeless with excess Olympic food
Homeless people in Rio are feasting on three-course meals courtesy of one of the world’s top chefs, who used leftovers from Olympic caterers and other local partners to make food, …
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America open two new high-rises for the homeless
One hundred chronically homeless people in Spokane will soon have an apartment to call their own. On Thursday, Catholic Charities of Spokane and Volunteers of America celebrated the opening of …
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 8:09 A.M.
Portland to close popular homeless campsite
Portland officials have asked service agencies to intensify efforts to find shelter for homeless people in anticipation of the closure of a homeless camping site.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 5:54 P.M.
Screams lead police to suspect in San Diego homeless attacks
SAN DIEGO – Screams from a homeless man being attacked as he slept Friday led officers to capture the man responsible for a string of assaults that have terrorized San …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Yakima orders homeless to move to new encampment
Yakima officials are ordering residents of a homeless encampment to pack up and move, offering them a place to relocate near the city police department.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 3:27 P.M.
Group wants to build tiny homes for homeless families on Spokane Valley church land
Robertson needs $700,000 to make the project a reality and to accomplish that, he’s looking for investors and donors who will commit to the project with monthly or one-time donations.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 10:15 A.M.
Yakima weighing proposal for temporary homeless encampment
The Yakima City Council is considering a proposal to create a temporary homeless encampment on city property in northeast Yakima.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
Seattle to clear out long-standing ‘Jungle’ homeless camp
Seattle and state officials on Tuesday announced plans to move people out of the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle, four months after the fatal shooting of two people …
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 12:02 P.M.
North Idaho homeless count up 5 percent
The number of homeless people in North Idaho increased 5 percent from 2015, new data shows, with service providers attributing the increase to more participation in this year’s count.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016, 4 A.M.
The number of older homeless people is growing, spurred by low-wage jobs and lack of affordable housing.
The number of people age 50 and older who are homeless is growing. Many of the newly homeless held low-wage or unspecialized jobs during their working lives and are running …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 6:17 A.M.
Coalition sues Portland over homeless policy
A coalition of business and neighborhood groups are suing the city of Portland and Mayor Charlie Hales in an effort to overthrow a new policy that allows homeless people to …
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 8:59 A.M.
Amazon to set up homeless shelter on Seattle campus
Tech giant Amazon is offering a building it owns in downtown Seattle as a temporary shelter for homeless families.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 4:47 P.M.
Count shows decline in number of Spokane homeless
The number of homeless people in Spokane fell slightly in 2016, according to the
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 9:11 P.M.
Inslee signs bill to aid homeless students
TACOMA – In an effort address the rising numbers of homeless public school students in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Friday that aims to help reduce …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 9:33 A.M.
Seattle mayor drops plans for second homeless parking lot
The Seattle mayor has dropped plans for a second `safe lot’ for homeless people living in their cars or recreational vehicles. Mayor Ed Murray says the first lot is costing …
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 5:28 P.M.
Witnesses say man found dead was wrapped in a blanket, tied with cords
Homeless people squatting in a vacant house on East First told police that the man found dead there this week may have died of a drug overdose.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 11:24 A.M.
Homeless man who was helped by lottery winner is arrested
A Massachusetts homeless man who was helped by a stranger who won a $200 lottery prize has been arrested on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2016, 8:02 P.M.
House votes to give churches leeway on housing homeless
House approves bill designed to help churches that temporarily house the homeless.