Homelessness

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The Urbanist Podcast: Harrell’s New Homelessness Data Dashboard Invites More Questions Than It Answers

In this podcast, reporter Ray Dubicki and I dive into the Harrell administration's new homelessness data tracker. We assess how well it is fulfilling...

Housing Notes: Woodland Park Camp Removal, Northgate TOD, 45-Story Towers, and Data Dashboard Confessionals

On Thursday, Mayor Bruce Harrell promised the imminent release of housing data dashboard that will show his administration is on course to meet a...

Bellevue Adds Restrictions to State Mandated Housing Legislation

On Wednesday evening, Bellevue's seven-member Planning Commission advanced final recommendations for implementing portions of HB 1220 within the city. That bill, passed by the...

Seattleites Demand Housing Fixes, but Chamber Overlooks Their Own Poll Finding

The chamber and friends are focused on homeless sweeps and pinning blame on progressive councilmembers, rather than housing solutions. On Monday, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber...

Midweek Video: Marc Dones Discusses Homelessness Solutions at April Urbanist Meetup

Marc Dones was our April Meetup guest and the conversation focused on the homelessness crisis. Dones (they/them pronouns) is tasked with solving the crisis...

Real Estate Interests Sue to Block Homeless Housing in Kirkland

A non-profit organization called "Keep Kids Safe" filed a lawsuit Thursday afternoon to block the opening of permanent supportive housing in Kirkland. This action...

Housing for Homeless Coming to the Eastside Despite Opposition

Despite public perception, our region’s homelessness crisis affects our Eastside communities and is not just a Seattle problem. Supportive services, including permanent supportive housing...

City Sweeps Civic Square Encampments as Tower Construction Nears

On Wednesday morning, the Seattle Police Department cleared the sidewalks opposite City Hall of homeless encampments, giving the 16 remaining campers two-hour notice. The...