Exclusive They’re back! RV’s set up again near 7th Ave S. & S. Fidalgo St in GEORGETOWN after sweep. I’ve obtained surveillance video showing guy removing “ECO-blocks.” Neighbors+biz owners pleading with @seattledot and @MayorofSeattle to enforce. Right Now Entire street was cleared by @seattledot@SeattleSPU@MayorofSeattle a few months ago. I was there when crews moved in. I also saw aftermath when biz owners quietly moved in “ECO-blocks.” Technically illegal to use. This is now a FULL BLOWN street war. The Dude Biz owners say guy with the hat and orange shirt chained up “ECO-blocks” and dragged several to the side of the road so RV’s could move back and park.@seattledot says anyone bringing in these blocks are illegal. What about moving Read More ›
Seattle RV Shuffle Continues I first told you about Ballard’s “Double Decker” RV last year+how neighbors complained about loud noise/music coming from this vehicle. After @SeattleDot enforcement, owner moved on…but just around the corner. City of Blocks Even after @SeattleDot does RV encampment removal, I personally witnessed dozens of RV owners simply move down street. So is this the strategy? Tire everyone out w/sweeps, hoping they don’t return? Until that gets figured out, eco block biz is THRIVING. Business is Booming Concrete “eco-blocks” cost $20-$30 bucks a piece. It’s cheap cause these are considered “scrap.” But here’s the catch, you have to transport these things yourself. Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel ain’t the only game in town. But being in Read More ›
Breaking Massive SODO RV encampment along 3rd. Ave S. will be cleared TUESDAY. Dozens of vehicles. Many RV owners here say, “WE ARE NOT HOMELESS” because they live in vehicles and want to be left alone. @MayorofSeattle @KCRHA @CMTammyMorales Tons of Action Parallel streets have all kinds of businesses. Owners complain about drug dealing, violence, theft, fires, human trafficking out of RV’s. But not everyone here is a criminal. I have built numerous friendships over the past few months tracking this situation. It’s Happening I’m working on story at http://fixhomelessness.org, going more in-depth on dynamics within the RV community. Many of them just want to live on the streets and have “the freedom.” This SODO area is also home to Read More ›
Breaking Massive RV/vehicle clean up scheduled today for Green River Rd & 94th PL S. in unincorporated King County now delayed. Officials say @KCRHA needs more time for outreach. Frustrated neighbors say trash is everywhere and it’s being used as a “chop shop” for stolen cars. Unfairly Blamed People living here in vehicles say they have also seen cars without license plates dumped and stripped. Place has been an on going issue for neighbors and the owner of a nearby soccer field. They say area’s been cleared numerous times, but always comes back.
Still Happening Now Easily one of the largest RV/vehicle/tent encampment clean ups in city this year. All going down on SW Andover St. next to West Seattle Health Club. Authorities have responded to multiple shootings, fires, reports of crimes associated with this encampment. Another Vantage Point This encampment along SW Andover St. in West Seattle stretches around the corner. This is by far the longest encampment made up of tents/RV’s/vehicles I have ever seen in the city. It keeps going into the residential neighborhoods and nearby park. Statement from West Seattle Health Club Many staff and members say they have been dealing with the brunt of problems associated with the encampment. But also say they want to make sure these Read More ›
Happening Now Massive encampment being cleared in Rainier Valley neighborhood, next to several houses and businesses. Multiple tents, structures, RV’s, and vehicles. Outreach workers on site. Several campers say they are taking services and shelter options being offered.
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