The Crisis Response Unit within the Olympia Police Department launched only a few years ago after voters approved funding. It aims to help people suffering from mental health, addiction or housing crises find a pathway off the streets.
The city of Auburn has passed new legislation, making it a criminal penalty to camp on public property within the city.
A man experiencing homelessness was arrested this week for reportedly setting up camp in a stranger's basement and eating the food in her downstairs refrigerator.
A new program starting in Tacoma looks to not only clean up the streets, but to help people who are most in need get back onto their feet.
A local little league said it's not safe anymore to have their kids on a Seattle playfield.
The City of Seattle is opening two downtown Seattle hotels as temporary shelters with over 200 units available for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Washington state experienced one of the largest estimated increases in homelessness between 2019 and 2020 relative to other states in the U.S., according to recently released data from an annual report to Congress.
Elected leaders and people who’ve been homeless from Seattle and its suburbs voted Thursday to choose the region’s first leader of the region’s homelessness response.
Bellingham city leaders are struggling to find a solution for the campers moving from park to park: they have offered shelter, but ultimately they "can't tell people where to go."
The proposal targets the homeless population who gather under and around the I-5 overpass on Smith Avenue, prompting complaints from area business owners about trash and crime.
Lawyers for a man forced to sleep outside after Seattle police had the truck he was living in towed asked the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday to declare such impoundments unlawful.
Crews cleared a large homeless encampment from a Bellingham public space for the second time in less than two months, but tents are already popping up at another park.
A Bellingham mother is demanding action regarding safety around homeless encampments in her neighborhood after a man groped her 11-year-old daughter while she waited for a ride home from gymnastics practice.
"I can’t run a business with a bunch of tents in front of your store; it's impossible."
Supporters of the measure said they've seen an increase in shoplifting and that non-enforcement invites more homeless to the island. Opponents argue there's not enough shelter space to make the law enforceable.
One person was sent to the hospital with minor burns following an explosion at a Bellingham homeless camp.
King County and Seattle have opened severe weather shelters to keep the homeless warm ahead of expected winter weather this week.
Employees and guests at an Olympia hotel had to take shelter for several hours Sunday after a homeless activist group tried to take over and give beds to people experiencing homelessness.
The city of Tacoma will open a temporary warming shelter in the northeast neighborhood by the end of the month, a topic that has caused controversy in the community.
One person has died in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak at a hotel in Renton where more than 200 homeless are sheltered, according to King County officials.