Stories tagged: homelessness
Fri., April 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
The popularity of the vehicles is strong – even growing – in Spokane Valley and the region, as evidenced by sprawling dealerships along the I-90 corridor and RV parks on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Last April, in a dirt-and-gravel lot on Aurora, a 65-person village of tents and shed-sized tiny houses popped up inside a chain-link fence with barbed wire. It’s called Licton Springs …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Recent data shows homelessness among students K-12 rising statewide for the ninth school year in a row, to a new high of 40,934, according to the state Office of the …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
No place for a daughter: Spokane parents of homeless woman who died in RV speak out about Seattle ‘safe zone’
Spokane native Sabrina Tate died inside her RV on April 5, three weeks before her 28th birthday. A week later, the RV remained in the
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
At Blessings Under the Bridge, friends offer prayers for couple struck in north Spokane auto-pedestrian incident
Clay Brock and Michele Purkey, a Spokane couple struck by vehicles on Division Street, were remembered by friends and acquaintances at Blessings Under the Bridge’s weekly meal Thursday night. Purkey …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Homeless students in Washington would have more support for housing and living service while attending universities under two bills passed by a legislative committee Wednesday.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Spokane’s annual homeless count got underway Thursday with a higher-tech upgrade the city hopes will yield better data.
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.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
With homelessness on the rise, Spokane organizations welcome federal dollars, fear state funds may be in peril
Nearly $4 million in federal funding was awarded to Spokane-area organizations Thursday, dollars aimed at ending homelessness at a time when the number of homeless people is on the rise …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
Once chance encounter helped Rick Clark continue his education and found a program to help the homeless.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
One by one, young adults filed through what, in ordinary circumstances, would be a bedroom at the Crosswalk shelter in downtown Spokane. They grabbed Christmas gifts, stockings, blankets and coats …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
Mallahan, who started with the city as an intern in the Office of Neighborhood Services in 2006, will leave City Hall at the beginning of next year for a position …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Stories of Kitsap County women who lost their homes and worked to find homes again show the narrow path back to having a place to call home.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the four-story building, the newest homeless housing to be built by Catholic Charities in Spokane. The organization’s staff gathered with community members …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s largest homeless outreach has moved amidst a disagreement with the city over how to provide services. The nonprofit was leasing space under the I-90 bridge until the city served …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region’s success: soaring housing costs, …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
House of Charity has long been a men’s overnight shelter and day center for homeless adults, but with Spokane trying to provide 24/7 shelter services, it’s also taken on the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:01 a.m.
Randall and Steven, and people like them, represent perhaps the toughest frontier in the effort to combat homelessness – people who, for a host of reasons, remain unhelped, unhoused, un-“fixed”.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017
Spokane has put two dozen bright orange parking meters around the city to encourage people to give money to fund programs for the homeless.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
In the hands of homeless teens and refugees, cameras offer a different view of Spokane in Terrain’s ‘Snapshot’ exhibit
Does art have the power to soften hostility? Can pictures provide a window for understanding?
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
A 34-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting inside a tent at a Seattle homeless encampment.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Following significant blowback against the city’s action dumping tons of boulders under I-90 to stop homeless campers, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is now calling for a “tent city” …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Boulders were dropped for a cost of $150,000, and city leaders say it’s just one of many steps Spokane is taking to get people off the streets and into the …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
The man was sitting patiently, draped in a barber’s cape, as Derek Rice trimmed the hair above his ears. Asked his name, he replied, “My name is No.”
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
A survey of Oregon’s homeless population shows the number of people living on the streets or in a shelter has jumped by 6 percent from two years ago.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
The city hit its goal in helping over 100 homeless youth in Spokane during a 100-day challenge this spring and summer, finding housing for
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Parishioners and volunteers have transformed an unused field on the grounds of the Spokane Valley Adventist Church into a community garden. The hope: to teach gardening, provide food for formerly …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
The number of homeless students in Washington state increased 30 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to a study released Thursday.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
State and local officials have come up with an agricultural land management plan that involves removing about 200 to 400 people living in homeless camps on private and public property.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Members of three churches did some heavy lifting Thursday evening, moving 200 bed frames and mattresses into a new 50-unit apartment building for homeless families in Spokane Valley.