Stories tagged: homelessness
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 11:05 P.M.
As Washington’s homeless problem grows, senator and advocates debate solutions
Senator, homeless advocates disagree on how to tackle growing statewide problem.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017
Spokane prepares for expanded count of homeless population
Donald Stamper prefers to sleep inside, but he doesn’t always have a choice. Stamper, who’s been homeless since March, has been battling frostbite on his foot since he waited outside …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Inmate cleanup crews target downtown Spokane viaducts, overpasses
Inmates at the Geiger Correctional Facility have cleaned up hundreds of thousands of pounds of garbage over the past three years as part of a county-run grant program. They’re working …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Volunteers plan ‘one-stop shop’ for homeless services in Spokane
Businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are teaming up to host a “one-stop shop” for Spokane’s poor and homeless people.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 5 A.M.
Rob McCann’s ambitious pledge to end homelessness is ringing true
Every time a bell rings – at least in the hallways at Catholic Charities – a homeless person gets a place to live. This year, that’s been 73 vigorous peals. …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 5 A.M.
Jessica Kovac changes lives through the gift of a meal
It may have been cold last Saturday, but that didn’t matter to 500 people who formed a line curling beneath the Interstate 90 bridge waiting for a prime rib dinner …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
Lives of 33 homeless Spokane residents celebrated at memorial service
Mark W. Diane J.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 6:35 A.M.
Catholic Charities is in the middle of an ambitious building blitz designed to end chronic homelessness in the region
Catholic Charities is in the middle of an ambitious building blitz aimed at ending chronic street homelessness in Spokane by 2020.
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 …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Family in Virginia copes with loss of man found in Spokane River
Tim Nyden hadn’t heard from his brother, Don, in 16 months. This time.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 1:51 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Study shows why we must take more action to reduce homelessness
A report prepared by the Spokane Regional Health District goes a long way toward quantifying what happens to people “downstream” of homelessness: worse health across many measures, from high blood …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Spokane County gives $50,000 to help House of Charity out of deficit
The Spokane County Commission has voted to give $50,000 to help the House of Charity provide round-the-clock homeless services amid a major budget shortfall.
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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 3:21 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: New strategy helps Spokane fight homelessness
City’s new approach to helping homeless families has nearly eliminated the waiting list for that help.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
City of Spokane to help fund House of Charity for round-the-clock homeless services
City officials Thursday announced a commitment to fund the House of Charity as a round-the-clock emergency shelter for homeless people in Spokane starting in 2017.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 7 P.M.
House of Charity shortfall could close drop-in center during the daytime hours
Spokane’s largest drop-in center and shelter for homeless people may all but close its doors during the day without a significant infusion of cash from local government and private donors.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 7:05 P.M.
House passes budget plan
House Democrats pass supplemental budget with more money for teachers, homeless programs.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
Rise in homeless students seen in state
The number of homeless students continues to grow statewide.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 7:21 A.M.
3 teens arrested in Seattle homeless camp shooting
Police arrested three teenage boys in connection with a shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment that left 2 people dead and three others wounded.
TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2015, 5:30 P.M.
Millwood church provides a place for Spokane Valley youth
In just a handful of years the youth programs at Millwood Presbyterian Community Church have grown to regularly attract 60-80 kids to evening and after-school activities. While about 25 percent …
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015, 1:27 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Preventing homelessness a worthy goal
Some 3,000 Spokane County kids don’t have a home of their own to go to after the school bell rings. About three-quarters of them are “doubled-up” – staying with family …
SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Chinese residents debate which new year to celebrate
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported a rift in the city’s Chinese population, between those who wanted to celebrate the American New Year, and those …
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015, 5:37 P.M.
Homelessness increasing in big US cities
LOS ANGELES – Homelessness is on the rise in many of America’s biggest cities as wealth concentrates in urban centers, elevating rents and squeezing supplies of affordable housing in places …
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 11:39 A.M.
VA rule could leave some homeless veterans out in the cold
Some homeless veterans might not qualify for aid if the VA strictly enforces a rule.
UPDATED: MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015, 10:23 P.M.
Spokane’s youth homeless rate 33 percent higher than state average, study says
A study conducted by Eastern Washington University professors indicates that Spokane’s rate of youth homelessness is about 33 percent higher than the state average. Additionally, the study identifies a gap …
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
Coeur d’Alene planning redevelopment of Sherman Avenue
Depending on who you ask, the east gateway to Coeur d’Alene is either a thriving business district or an urban blemish. An up-and-coming working neighborhood with grit, or drab and …
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Coeur d’Alene Stand Down to aid homeless veterans
Homeless veterans can pick up fresh supplies for living on the streets at St. Vincent de Paul’s annual North Idaho Veterans Stand Down next weekend in Coeur d’Alene. The Department …
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Housing First approach puts stable shelter at top of the list
Douglas Glen first snorted meth as an ironworker in Las Vegas, trying to keep up with an all-day everyday schedule. He knew a guy named Speed, and Speed had a …
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Innovation easing strain on Spokane’s social safety net
In many ways, the revolution in housing philosophy is part of a widespread series of changes in Spokane’s safety net services. Recent years have seen several innovative approaches, from adding …
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Tiny homes might be foundation to build upon
What if one weapon to fight homelessness was actually something very small, affordable and obvious? What if it just boiled down to providing a house? A tiny, tiny house? It …