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People living outside struggle to get on housing list

Herald-Standard 10 Apr 2021
Six years — the same amount of time since the city of Seattle declared a state of emergency for people experiencing homelessness — Murphy has been in and mostly out of shelters ... With the defunding of the city’s Navigation Team last August, Seattle has since changed the shelter referral process.
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Seattle homeless shelters are getting COVID vaccines, but fewer takers than hoped

The Spokesman-Review 10 Apr 2021
This month, Seattle–area shelters are embarking on a daunting task ... Preliminary numbers from surveys of 880 Seattle shelter residents in the last few months show 32% would not get a COVID-19 vaccine and 19% were undecided — and that’s among people who volunteered for the study, who are probably more trusting than the average, said Dr.
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Seattle's Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Proposed Charter Amendment on Homelessness

The Stranger 08 Apr 2021
City Council President Lorena Gonzalez said she thought the amendment was "a good start," but she'd like to see broader goals since Seattle is already housing people in under-utilized hotels, expanding shelter capacity, and creating tiny homes ... Currently, 15 people are vying for Seattle's top office.
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NYC’s street homeless need straight, tough love — not virtue signaling

New York Post 08 Apr 2021
Why homeless people in NYC would rather live on the street than in a shelter. Seattle residents at breaking point with homeless crisis ... Coalition researchers surveyed more than 200 street homeless New Yorkers — and found that the main reason “rough sleepers” don’t enter shelters is concern over safety.
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Homeless Advocates Find Red Flags in Proposed Charter Amendment

The Stranger 07 Apr 2021
The amendment lays out broad goals for Seattle's response to homelessness, such as creating at least 2,000 units of emergency shelter or permanent supportive housing no later than one year after the measure's passage, funding behavioral health services, and creating a "behavioral health rapid-response" team.
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Inside Seattle homeless camp: Pictures reveal conditions inside the growing tent city overrunning the city ...

The Daily Mail 31 Mar 2021
These pictures show reveal the conditions inside the growing city of tents threatening to overrun Seattle only a week after an $8.3 million hotel turn shelter opened ... These pictures show reveal the conditions inside the growing city of tents threatening to overrun Seattle only a week after an $8.3 million hotel turn shelter opened.
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King County homeless deaths point to a difficult pandemic winter for people living outside

The Spokesman-Review 27 Mar 2021
While Seattle and King County have funded or set up hundreds of hotel rooms for people in overcrowded shelters or living outside during the pandemic, the number of facilities opened have not been nearly enough to meet the need ... At the beginning of March, Seattle officials ...
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Looking for a light at the end of the tunnel

Mesabi Daily News 27 Mar 2021
... shelters have been forced to cut capacity to maintain social distancing ... And lately they have increasingly been used as shelter for homeless people in other California cities, including San Jose and Sacramento, as well as nationally in Seattle, Minneapolis and Des Moines, Iowa.
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MacKenzie Scott: how Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife shames the billionaire boys’ club

Irish Independent 27 Mar 2021
And yet her first move after that made a bold statement ... “I would say she’s a down to earth person,” he says ... He remembers her at the forefront of projects, such as Amazon’s 2016 purchase and conversion of a Seattle Travelodge into a homeless shelter, or their $2.5m donation to a successful referendum campaign to legalise gay marriage in the state.
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Washington Senate Democrats Propose New, $59.2 Billion Budget With COVID-19 Funds and a 7% Capital-Gains Tax

The Centralia Chronicle 26 Mar 2021
In short ... Gov ... David Frockt, D-Seattle, called the largest in state history ... And it includes $90 million for a rapid-housing acquisition program, which, Frockt said, "is designed to allow communities like Seattle, like Tacoma, like Olympia and other communities state support for hotels or buildings that come on the market quickly" for shelter ....
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Guest Commentary | Santa Cruz’s TOLO an expensive and harmful policy on homelessness

Santa Cruz Sentinel 25 Mar 2021
When shelters are overburdened and affordable housing is not available, enforcement of laws like TOLO force people to break the law by either sheltering in public and risking harassment from the police or finding more isolated and hidden locations to avoid moving camp daily.
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Reich: We need a power shift in American capitalism

Provo Daily Herald 24 Mar 2021
... to back down on a plan to tax big corporations like itself to pay for homeless shelters); and wangled trade treaties allowing them to outsource so many jobs that blue-collar workers in America have little choice but to take low-paying, high-stress warehouse and delivery gigs.
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Robert Reich: We need a power shift in American capitalism

The Joplin Globe 23 Mar 2021
... to back down on a plan to tax big corporations such as itself to pay for homeless shelters); and wangled trade treaties allowing them to outsource so many jobs that blue-collar workers in America have little choice but to take low-paying, high-stress warehouse and delivery gigs.
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Power shift: Several dramatic changes in American capitalism are all coming to a head -- ...

Raw Story 23 Mar 2021
... to back down on a plan to tax big corporations like itself to pay for homeless shelters); and wangled trade treaties allowing them to outsource so many jobs that blue-collar workers in America have little choice but to take low-paying, high-stress warehouse and delivery gigs.
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Mayoral Candidate Colleen Echohawk Envisions an "All of the Above Approach" to Ending Homelessness

The Stranger 22 Mar 2021
The pandemic laid bare how drastic Seattle's homelessness crisis has become ... The Seattle City Council argued that FEMA, under a new Joe Biden policy, will cover those fees, and pointed to other West Coast cities who are getting their hotel-shelter bills covered that way already.
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