Regret and Apologies
Last week, hundreds of senior citizens from the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) marched into SODO. Protesting Dow Constantine’s homeless megaplex, they’re worried about the public safety impact on the C-ID, which is just a block away. During the rally, a homeless couple stopped to give the marchers a piece of their mind. “Go back to your country,” they yelled, leaving the elders stunned by the racist remarks. “Well, they can go back to their country too,” said community advocate Matt Chan, who didn’t appreciate the verbal attack. Andrea Suarez with the homeless outreach group We Heart Seattle recognized the couple in the video. “I was like, no! I’ve known them for over a year. We provided outreach to them initially on Western Avenue,” she said. She Read More ›
Neighbors Call on We Heart Seattle to Clean Properties in Seattle and King County
Happening Now Neighbors calling on @weheartseattle to clean properties in Seattle/King Co., knowing politics, red tape, and bureaucracy have paralyzed more broad based efforts by PUBLIC OFFICIALS. Homeless also helping. Sources say this Airport Way S. location may become RV LOT.
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 ›
Organizations like “We Heart Seattle” Starting to Yield Results
Well Done For more than a year, many of us have driven by this homeless encampment on the side of the road in Queen Anne. Just a few days ago, @weheartseattle cleaned up this entire area. Only one woman was living here at the time and they got her into a “Tiny House.” Well Oiled Machine @weheartfounder wasn’t even there when I showed. She was personally helping this homeless person transition. Otherwise, neighbors tired of waiting on city and county, now calling @weheartseattle to clean up abandoned homeless encampments. This is a movement. Call Them I have met so many good neighbors in Seattle who are tired of the red tape. Even with @MayorofSeattle’s homeless plan, it won’t immediately address Read More ›