Enhanced homeless shelter set to open, amid Little Saigon concerns

Seattle's Navigation Center will open in Little Saigon, but neighbors say the city has not taken the time to address all their concerns.
Jul 11, 2017
The now defunct Tully's Coffee on the Ave was one of many U District businesses not into sharing their bathroom with the homeless. (Photo from Flickr by Wonderlane)

U-District public restroom plan suffers from slim budgets for homeless services

The problems funding modest projects like a public restroom in the U District don’t bode well for big City promises to alleviate homelessness.
Nov 7, 2016
Rev. Bishop David Kuol of the Awerial Diocese of South Sudan talks with a resident of The Jungle underneath I-5. The Reverend is touring the United States and visiting with Sudanese who have resettled here, including several "Lost Boys" now living in the homeless encampment. (Photo by Sy Beam / The Seattle Times)

#SeaHomeless: Globalist Perspectives on Seattle Homelessness

While Seattle’s homeless population experiences unique challenges, our city reflects issues that have yet to be solved across the nation and world.
Jun 29, 2016
Bishop Kuol leads a prayer with homeless South Sudanese refugees living in the Jungle. (Photo by Sy Beam / The Seattle Times)

The Jungle shows Seattle’s not immune to global poverty

A visit to “The Jungle” alongside a bishop from South Sudan shows our city is not immune to the extreme poverty we usually only associate with other countries.
Jun 2, 2016
Still image from the 2009 short documentary "Joy" about child and family homelessness. You can watch the full film here. (Animation by Eroyn Franklin)

How you can help the 4000 kids who are homeless in King County

Seattle's homeless crisis isn't just about adults sleeping on the streets. Here's how children are experiencing homelessness, and how you can help.
May 5, 2016
A common site in Seattle, where homelessness continues to rise, despite economic growth. (Photo from Flickr by Bari Bookout)

Op-Ed: A tale of two brothers fighting homelessness

For the director of Neighborhood House, finding solutions for the Seattle homelessness crisis is a family matter.
Mar 24, 2016

Neighbors speak as Othello Village readies for homeless residents

Residents in South Seattle met with city officials to discuss Othello Village homeless encampment at the last meeting before the opening date of March 8.
Mar 7, 2016

Trauma trickles down: Confronting the dark legacy of American Indian boarding schools

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.
Nov 26, 2015
Volunteer Kevin Tran stacks bins of donated food for weekend backpacks for 64 students at Thorndyke Elementary school in Tukwila. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

Tukwila kids go hungry and homeless in Seattle’s shadow

In the midst of Seattle's economic boom, a Tukwila elementary school is struggling to provide for students in need of shoes, food and beds.
May 15, 2015
A homeless man sleeps in Pioneer Square. A count last January tallied 2736 people sleeping outside in King County without shelter. (Photo by C4Chaos via Flickr)

Sri Lanka offers dark lessons in addressing homelessness

The grisly murders of beggars in Colombo’s city center are a frightening contrast to efforts to solve Seattle’s downtown homeless problem.
Oct 17, 2013

Seattle’s tent cities are a local reflection of global slum housing crisis

Urban slums may seem like a distant problem only facing poor countries. But Seattle has a history of informal settlements all its own.
Mar 27, 2013

Poster campaign targets human trafficking along I-5

The border with Canada, international port, and farm work make Washington State a hot spot for slavery and human trafficking. But our state is also a leader in innovative anti-trafficking action. The State Attorney General’s office website boasts that, “Washington was the first state to pass a law criminalizing human trafficking and we have the most stringent […]
May 22, 2012