Stories tagged: homelessness
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
A $500 donation went a long way to provide some comfort for the dozens of people who have been sleeping outside Spokane City Hall in protest of the city’s homelessness …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Spokane City Council is poised to approve funding for 60 additional shelter beds, one of the first steps in a network of new or expanded warming shelters.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.
Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter
A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Under Kate Burke proposal, Spokane City Hall visitors could stay all day; critics say plan could turn lobby into day shelter
City Council could soon vote on a proposal to allow people to stay in City Hall’s lobby all day, which one council member said could turn the building into a …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
It sounds like a good excuse to go fishing. But it’s more than that. Avid outdoorsman Ryan Rowe is going to fish for 3,500 consecutive minutes, 1 minute for each …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
Family Promise homeless shelter moving into Italian grocery story Cassano’s amid plans to open as winter weather arrives in Spokane.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
A month after holding two-sold out concerts in Seattle to raise money to combat homelessness, Pearl Jam has announced that some of the money will go toward ensuring no young …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, on Thursday announced he was starting up philanthropic organizations focused on providing help to homeless families and preschools for low-income communities, a later start …
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
The number of homeless students continues to overwhelm districts throughout the state. Educators have become the first, and in many cases the only, line of defense for students worried about …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
Court rules people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping in streets; Spokane to review its own ordinances
After a federal appeals court ruled that prosecuting people for sleeping on the street when they can’t find shelter is unconstitutional, Spokane’s city officials are reviewing local ordinances that restrict …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
If you’ve been in a school cafeteria, you know where a lot of food goes: into the garbage.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
A new report says the number of Idaho public school students experiencing homelessness has grown by 64 percent over seven years.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
With the help of the understanding landlord and local nonprofit CATCH, Inc., Boise resident Joanna Sherman was able to move in and have a place to call her own for …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, aggressively pushed back against what it deemed “some very serious …
Fri., July 20, 2018
During a hot summer evening, women at Spokane’s Hope House shelter shared their thoughts, impressions and life experiences. The shelter is part of Spokane’s 24/7 network for homeless people, built …
Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
The Olympia City Council on Tuesday declared a public health emergency related to homelessness and postponed the eviction of people in one homeless camp on city-owned property for at least …
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Premera Blue Cross is donating $180,000 to two Spokane nonprofits to provide housing and support for homeless families.
Sun., June 24, 2018
As West Coast cities grapple with rising homelessness, the storied southwest corner of Third Avenue and Adams Street is about to change once again, this time into a four-story building …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 8:05 p.m.
Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City …
Sun., June 3, 2018
Hundreds of high school students in Spokane are trying to beat homelessness as they try to build a better future. For the past four years, Spokane Public Schools has been …
Mon., May 28, 2018
Around 1899, a VOA chapter started in Spokane, organizing their charitable activities where they could find space. The group offered religious services along with food and shelter.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
Mayor David Condon and a majority of the Spokane City Council pointed to investments that have already been made in addressing housing issues within city limits that don’t necessitate taxing …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
A coalition of businesses in Seattle has started a campaign to repeal the city’s new tax on large businesses to help fund homeless services and affordable housing.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
The next step for Seattle’s controversial new tax on big businesses is a crucial one: How best to spend its new $45 million head-tax revenue next year to get people …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a proposal to tax the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.
Thu., May 10, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
An independent report on King County’s homelessness crisis by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company finds that squeezing efficiencies out of the current system isn’t enough to solve it; 14,000 …