Homelessness

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Humble Design Creates Homes of Hope

The non-profit creates comfortable spaces for those transitioning from homelessness

Kelley Moore’s Career is the very definition of full circle. Moore began her professional life as a social worker for Child Protective Services. She then wrote a book about interior design, Cube Chic, which launched a national TV career. Moore appeared on several shows, including Ellen, Rachel Ray, Today, Steve Harvey and The View. Locally,…

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Critics Warn of Sanitation Hazards After Cuts to Homeless Hygiene Centers Downtown

Downtown hubs providing restrooms and showers for Seattle's homeless were losers in a funding overhaul.

Homeless advocates say downtown will be affected by funding cuts to bathrooms for the homeless.

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The Faces of Seattle Homelessness Will Be Displayed Across the City This Weekend

Renowned photographer Lee Jeffries teamed up with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission for a powerful exhibit.

Photographer Lee Jeffries visited Seattle this year and took portraits of people living outside.

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Only Two People Have Found Permanent Homes Through Seattle’s New Low-Barrier Shelter

The city's Navigation Center shows the difficulty in getting the chronically homeless in stable housing.

A new transitional shelter has had trouble placing people in permanent housing.

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Desperation and Heartbreak: The Struggle to Get Off the Streets and Into Affordable Housing

Seattle's rapid rehousing program didn't work for Lisa Sawyer.

Lisa Sawyer says she’s often forced to choose between paying rent and buying groceries.

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Port Commission Candidate Wants Cruise Ship Homeless Shelter in Seattle

Dark horse candidate Ray Armitstead thinks he has a solution to Seattle's homeless crisis.

Shuffleboard, anyone?

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Seattle Opens $30 Million in Homeless Service Contracts for Bidding, Wants More Accountability

For the first time in a decade, the city rebid the homeless service contracts.

The city’s Human Services Department issued a request for proposals today for $30 million in homeless services—the first time in more than a decade that a majority of the city’s homelessness contracts have been put out for competitive bids.  At a press conference Wednesday morning, Mayor Ed Murray said he found it “shocking that this…

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The Must List: Seattle Museum Month, Smash Putt!, Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow

Limited time remains to “put your balls on the line at Smash Putt’s last ever robotic extravaganza”

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2016: The WTF Year in Review

#manintree perhaps best summarizes the overall WTF zeitgeist of 2016

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…