Stories tagged: homelessness
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.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane is in the final weeks of a challenge to house 100 homeless young people, ages 12 to 24, in 100 days. King and Pierce counties are also participating, with …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Tacoma started helping homeless people move into the city’s first temporary emergency shelters.
Sat., June 24, 2017
Blessings Under the Bridge has convened two teams from the city’s homeless population to compete in this weekend’s Hoopfest.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has sent a proposal to the City Council aimed at reducing barriers to rental housing for people with criminal records.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
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: Sat., June 17, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
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 …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
The price of a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett may top several million dollars in an online auction to benefit a California homeless charity.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5 a.m.
In the Google Maps image, you see him clearly: Sitting cross-legged on the sidewalk at the intersection of Division and Sharp, huddled behind a cardboard sign asking for help. Steven …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Crews are continuing to clear out a homeless encampment next to Interstate 90 in Seattle.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:09 a.m.
The Spokane area’s largest assisted-living facility is closing its doors to more than 100 residents with severe mental illness and complex medical problems, and social workers are scrambling to find …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Officially, Spokane’s homeless numbers went up significantly this year. Rob McCann thinks that’s great news.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
When Lewis and Clark High School Principal Marybeth Smith drove down the alleys under Interstate 90 last week, she was surprised to find close to 50 homeless camps on or …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
A King County sheriff’s deputy has been fired for squirting pepper spray on a water bottle belonging to a man who was living under a bridge east of Seattle.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Washington will help fight homelessness by trying to prevent wildfires in its northeast counties.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
The city of Tacoma is considering suing the manufacturers of opioids such as OxyContin in its fight against homelessness.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
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: Sun., March 5, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Conditions at 2625 W. Bruneau Place, near Vista Way and Highway 395, have prompted the city of Kennewick to consider a new ordinance to gain some control over the situation.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Stephanie R. Meier was struck and killed on a snowy morning in March 2015 by a city wastewater truck. She was remembered by workers at local homeless shelters as a …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
For a week, outreach workers, employees with social service agencies and volunteers divvy up Multnomah County and walk streets and search parks to count homeless people.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Senator, homeless advocates disagree on how to tackle growing statewide problem.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
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 …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are teaming up to host a “one-stop shop” for Spokane’s poor and homeless people.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 5 a.m.
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. …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 5 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
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Fri., 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.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
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 …