wa–seattle homeless

Report: Washington state homelessness increased 6.2%

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state experienced one of the largest estimated increases in homelessness between 2019 and 2020 relative to other states in the U.S., according to recently released data from an annual report to Congress. Washington state reported an…

Backers collect signatures for Seattle homeless levy

SEATTLE (AP) — Backers of a proposed $275 million property-tax levy to fund efforts to curb homelessness in Seattle have begun collecting signatures.The Seattle Times reports ( http://bit.ly/2n6Vqme ) the Yes on I-126 campaign began gathering signatures Friday.Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer brought the idea for the ballot initiative to Mayor Ed Murray.

Seattle homeless shelter told to leave for new shelter

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle homeless shelter is trying to figure out alternative sleeping arrangements for 75 men who will be displaced once the city takes over the building and puts a new homeless shelter there.KOMO-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2lVsIpJ) Tuesday that Operation Nightwatch offers men a place to stay overnight in the lobby of a building in Seattle's international district.

Seattle mayor urges support for proposed homelessness levy

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has revealed details of a proposed property-tax levy to raise $275 million over five years to fight homelessness.Murray said at a news conference Wednesday that the plan focuses on housing with more than two-thirds of the money would provide short-, medium- and long-term housing through rental subsidies.