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UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

King County homeless count drops for first time in 7 years

After years of increase, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Seattle and King County appears to have declined.


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Rise in Spokane homeless attributed to better counting effort

Spokane’s annual homeless count expanded from the downtown core to the entire county this year and found 1,245 people without a home.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Homelessness is up, according to report, but that may not be a bad thing

Officially, Spokane’s homeless numbers went up significantly this year. Rob McCann thinks that’s great news.


Counting Portland’s homeless a painstaking process

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.


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 …


Count shows decline in number of Spokane homeless

The number of homeless people in Spokane fell slightly in 2016, according to the


Once-a-year homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation’s largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless …