Spotlight: Chronic Homelessness

There is a homelessness crisis in Seattle. Many people want to do something to help but don’t know where to start. Join YP Impact and Plymouth Housing for a panel discussion with local experts and leaders as we explore the issue of chronic homeless and address some common questions: Who is living on the streets? […]
Oct 30, 2019

Civic Boot Camp: Homelessness

Discover How Seattle Is Taking on the Homelessness Crisis and What You Can Do to Help Understand the complex history, examine the dynamic solutions, and learn how you can take action towards ending the housing and homelessness crisis in Seattle. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections […]
Apr 19, 2019

Wounds of Love: Faith-Based Responses to Homelessness in Seattle

What difference do housed Christians in Seattle make for people who are homeless? What difference does homelessness make in the spiritual lives of housed Christians? Can people of faith, some faith and no faith come together to end homelessness? Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Thomson 101, 6:30 p.m. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington […]
Jan 22, 2019

2018 Year In Review

Reflect, Listen and Learn at Year in Review Our panel of experts will discuss politics, homelessness, international affairs, and other hot topics of 2018—and make their predictions for what is to come in 2019. The conversation will be moderated by Q13 News Political Analyst C.R. Douglas. Panelists (to date) Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle […]
Dec 14, 2018

Civic Boot Camp: Housing the Homeless, September 14

Discover How Seattle Is Taking on the Homelessness Crisis and What You Can Do to Help Understand the complex history, examine the dynamic solutions, and learn how you can take action towards ending the housing and homelessness crisis in Seattle. Pricing $250 – Single ticket (includes breakfast and afternoon snacks and full lunch) To encourage connections […]
Sep 14, 2018

Study on housing instability seeks students and families of color

Two organizations are conducting a study to draft future policy for schools to help students experiencing housing instability.
May 15, 2018

A close call with homelessness shatters victim-blaming myths

The author's family is a "success story," but he knows how precarious the so-called "safety net" can be.
May 24, 2017
Bread of Life Mission in Pioneer Square estimates as many as half of their clients are foreign born. (Photo from Flickr by Alex Cheek)

Fear in the homeless shelter: ‘Trump is going to deport me’

A recent visit to Bread of Life mission in Seattle revealed a homeless-outreach organization with peculiar challenges facing foreigners these days.
Nov 11, 2016
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

Everyone in Seattle is homeless for the holidays

What does it really mean for Seattle — a city with wealth and resources — to have a homeless "emergency?"
Dec 24, 2015

Women veterans brave unemployment and homelessness

As the U.S. makes a historic move allowing 220,000 women in the U.S. Armed Forces to serve in combat, women veterans in Washington face new challenges.
Dec 11, 2015