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Some Neighbors Say Bucket Toilets Prolong Encampments

King County is accommodating campers. Holly lives in an RV and says for the first time at this location, county crews handed out toilet buckets and mini pop up tents for privacy. But this is not what some neighbors wanted. Read More ›
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A double row of tombstones decorated with colorful flowers
A double row of tombstones decorated with colorful flowers

King County to Bury More than 200 Homeless People Through Its ‘Indigent Remains Program’

Homeless Victims After this senseless attack on a homeless person, I’m being reminded of enormous challenges this vulnerable community faces on streets. Next month, King Co will bury more than 200 homeless people who’s families could not be located. https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/examiner/services/indigent-remains.aspx Sobering Reality Take a moment to look at these names. All from different backgrounds and ethnicities. This is happening in King County. Likely an undercount.

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The Hidden Crisis in the Woods: Part 2

It’s tee time at Jackson Park golf course, part of Seattle’s vast network of public spaces. But go beyond the greens and onto nearby trails leading into the deep woods. It looks far worse than any bad shot into the rough.  “I had a friend show me up here,” says Champ, who’s homeless.   Surrounded by the cover of lush trees and an abundance space, Champ says he’s lived alone in peace at this encampment for almost three years. However, he says that’s now changing.  “Usually when somebody gets kicked out they go somewhere else — where they’re going they’re going to raise hell in that area cause they’re pissed,” says Champ.  He believes the city and state’s recent crackdown on Read More ›

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King County Councilman Reagan Dunn Introduces Pilot Program to Remove Homeless from Woods

Breaking @KCCReaganDunn introducing pilot program forming task force and giving county authority to remove homeless encampments in woods along Green River Rd/unincorporated King County. More details in my investigative series “Hidden Crisis in the Woods” pt. 2 launching today. Right Now Currently, King Co. does not clear homeless encampments on County property and has no procedures in place to do so. This is not a done deal. Entire @KCCouncil needs to vote in coming weeks. @KCCReaganDunn says legislation would only apply to this wooded area. Interagency Task Force It would include @kingcosoPIO, Depart of Community and Health Services, Local Services Roads’ Division, in collaboration with @KCRHA. Responsible for clean up plan involving current and future encampments and connecting homeless with Read More ›

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King County Providing Funding for Seattle “Safe Lots”

Breaking @KC_RHA is giving $1.9 mil to LIHI to run the Seattle RV Safe Lot RFP. The award is for their initial contract, from June 2022 – Dec 2022, serving approximately 50 vehicles. Sites have not yet been identified by LIHI. KCRHA “This project was requested by @SeattleCouncil , and will ensure that people living in recreational or oversized vehicles have safe, accessible places to park overnight, and ensure vehicle residents have access to services and connections to options for permanent housing.” Award Summary Original Request Proposal https://kcrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Recreational-Vehicle_Safelot-RFP.pdf