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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Legislature moves to reduce homeless numbers

Lawmakers want to reduce the number of homeless people in Washington by spending some $160 million over a wide range of programs to expand shelters, support for homeless youth and boost affordable housing programs.

At Crosswalk Christmas, the gift of warmth for homeless youth

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 donated by community groups, local businesses and families to help stay warm during the winter.

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 in services for homeless youth, who often aren’t living on the street but still experiencing tumultuous home lives, said lead author Tim Hilton.