The proposed ban, coming from councilmember John Hines, would prevent any encampments within a 10-block radius of temporary shelters in the city.
Residents of the Chinatown-International District marched to Seattle City Hall on Tuesday to protest the building of a block-long homeless services complex.
A complex that will house hundreds of people living unsheltered, as well as treating people with drug, alcohol and behavioral health issues, is in the final stages of planning for Seattle’s SODO neighborhood.
A major redrawing of where it would be legal for those experiencing homelessness to camp is up for debate by the Tacoma City Council.
Pierce County deputies swept a notorious homeless encampment in Parkland and made several arrests last week.
Washington State Department of Transportation begins the removal of a large homeless encampment underneath the I-5 and I-90 junction in Seattle. In preparation of the cleanup, Friday, crews gathered near the intersection of 10th Avenue South and South Dearbborn Street.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday that the emergency declaration banning homeless camps near high-crash corridors will expand to designated safe walking routes used by school-aged children.
Deputy Carly Cappetto said the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department recommends vacant property owners follow diligent maintenance to include cutting trees, decreasing shrubs and putting up secure fencing and security cameras.
A two-day cleanup is scheduled for a portion of the Interurban Trail in Seattle on Wednesday and Thursday.
Snohomish County is buying hotels to convert to transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell faced criticism Wednesday as the city continues to tear down homeless camps during the current heat wave.
A thief broke into a Seattle family’s home, not once, but multiple times within the last 30 days. Now, the family feels unsafe in their own home and says a nearby homeless encampment may be the reason for the rise in break-ins.
A new program in King County is tapping people who have experienced homelessness in the past to help currently homeless people get off the street. The King County Regional Homelessness Authority hopes the program will get nearly every person living outside downtown into long-term, stable housing.
New information has come to light on a point-based system the City of Seattle is testing to decide which homeless encampments should be removed first.
King County Council Member Reagan Dunn is calling for a “tough love” approach in a pilot project to remove a homeless encampment in King County, and its residents placed into housing, mental, alcohol or drug treatment if necessary.
A homeless encampment cleanup along I-5 went off without a hitch Tuesday. However, it was the first encampment removal where the State of Washington did it all themselves, without any help from the City of Seattle.
“If 130 homeless people were dying in any other way it would be considered a mass casualty event,” said Kristie L. Ebi, a professor of global health at the University of Washington.
FOX 13 News speaks with a couple heartbroken hearing about the dissolution of the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office homeless outreach unit, because they say this program helped save their lives.
King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn introduced new legislation on Thursday to create a public dashboard intended to speed up the process of removing homeless encampments in the county, while offering help to those being displaced.
Pledging to be the most transparent mayor in Seattle’s history, Bruce Harrell unveiled his administration’s homeless strategy on Tuesday.