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.
Homeless Hotels Former Extended Stay in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood is coming on-line this month. More than 130 people moving in as part of Health Through Housing Initiative. Even with support services, some neighbors concerned of potential problems that could follow. More on the Way Seattle based non-profit DESC will be running the Northgate location. No security guards on site but they say trained staff will be there to address potential problems. County leaders trying to re-assure communities. Update The former Redmond Silver Cloud Inn was scheduled to be used as a homeless hotel but county had no staff to run it. So now it is still being used by Afghan refugees at least until early fall. Many neighbors and biz Read More ›
Exclusive Video This morning, @WSDOT says this homeless encampment in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was the first one cleared under @GovInslee Rights-of-Way Initiative, a state wide effort to finally clear encampments along the highway. More details coming up. Huge Initiative WA Dept. of Commerce controlling purse strings. Each county must submit proposal for types of services and housing needed to serve homeless on highways. King Co. requested just under $47 million for next year. @KC_RHA one of the providers. Outreach @KC_RHA says it worked with JustCARE for this effort today on state owned property. 4 people voluntarily moved into enhanced shelters with support services. The team is trying to help a 5th camper find shelter. Enforcement Last month, this is Read More ›
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 ›
More Enforcement Multiple RV’s and vehicles cleared today at Magnuson Park in Seattle. This lot was filling up with trash and abandoned vehicles. I have been trying to get campers perspectives in my stories. But today, only this neighbor with a take on personal responsibility. From the City “Initial reports are all vehicles and RVs (approximately 10) relocated from Magnuson Park on their own with the exception of one with fire damage.” The HOPE Team was onsite but won’t know about shelter referrals until tomorrow. Vehicle Outreach Good to see Jenn Adams with the Scofflaw Mitigation Team out here trying to get campers some gas. This group gets financial support from @KC_RHA for it’s vehicle outreach efforts. Everyone here with 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
Encampment Cleared Outside fence line at Jackson Park Golf Course in Seattle, one homeless camper says around 10 tents w/ 18 people living together were moved out today. But it’s unclear how many took shelter and services. This camper says some may resort to crime to survive. More Scheduled The city continues it’s march to clear homeless encampments on public right of ways. But it’s on the public to call them in. The city says crews are not proactively looking for encampments. They just respond. Not Interested Apparently there are open shelter beds for the homeless at Union Gospel Mission in Seattle. But Anthony says he is not going. Here are his reasons. Listen.