Housing & Homelessness

Licton Springs Village Is Closing. How Successful Was It?

The low-barrier community, one small part of Seattle's complex homelessness response system, served the city's most vulnerable for its allotted two years.

03/07/2019 By Anne Dennon

News Roundup

Top Stories: A Deal on Short-Term Rentals, Inslee's Address, and ICE Agents at 7-Eleven

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

01/12/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

Housing and Homelessness

A History of Homelessness in Seattle

#SEAHomeless is raising awareness to Seattle's homeless problem. Here's a history of the past 12 years.

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Operation Nightwatch Moves Into Temporary Location in University District

Seattle City Council approved the temporary shelter at a building set to be demolished later this year.

05/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Council Wrap-Up

No Comments on Murray, Homeless Sweeps, and Environmental Policy Reform

Here's a rundown of the Seattle City Council meeting on Monday.

04/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Jolt

DelBene Slams Republican "Witch-Hunt"

DelBene denounces $800,000 resolution to keep Planned Parenthood investigation going and Murray announces new homeless encampments.

12/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Homeless Encampment Debate 2.0, the Head Tax 2.0?, and Tim Burgess 4.0?

Murray is ready to propose new sanctioned encampment sites and Burgess was probably ready to retire, but...

12/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Trump Effect

Local conservatives cancel fundraiser for GOP candidate, local soccer club spreads disinformation about O'Brien's encampment legislation.

10/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SPD Shooting in Jungle as Council Set to Take Up Revised Encampment Legislation

In face of potential Murray veto, Bagshaw says if she doesn't have council consensus, she won't call for a vote on encampment bill.

10/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Council to Amend Homeless Encampment Bill by Defining More Spots as "Unsuitable"

Philosophical debate over bill itself dogs discussion.

09/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Homeless Advocates Appeal to Council to Stop Mayor's Sweeps, Bagshaw Receptive to Proposal

Bagshaw says sweeps are making things worse, says she's working with mayor and advocates, and that she has council support.

08/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Skeptical Council Evaluates Mayor's Homeless Sweeps

City policy to clear homeless encampments comes under fire from council.

01/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

DPD Email Shows Skepticism of Developer Fees

Caffeinated news featuring leaked memos and leaked emails

07/08/2015 By Josh Feit

City

City Council Passes Buck on Homeless Encampments

Council Signs Off on Encampment Sites Without Public Hearing

07/07/2015 By Josh Feit

City

Late Fizz: McGinn Shifts $1.8 Million Away from Homeless Encampment

Mayor says Lake City project not ready to go while other critical community center projects are.

09/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Council Agrees to Explore Alternatives to Mayor's Encampment Site

A city council committee voted unanimously today to spend at least the next several months coming up with alternatives to Mayor Mike McGinn's proposed site for a semi-permanent homeless encampment.

04/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Irony Alert: McGinn Calls Council "Obsessed" With Tunnel

Irony alert: Tunnel-obsessed Mayor Mike McGinn accuses the city council of being "obsessed" with the tunnel.

04/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett