City to remove encampment from under Magnolia Bridge

On Thursday, June 15, the City’s Navigation Team visited an encampment under the Magnolia Bridge (see area on map) to post and provide verbal notice to those living there that the encampment will be removed on Tuesday, June 20. As with all encampment removals, the Navigation Team of specially trained police officers and outreach workers […]

Outreach at WSDOT property

The Navigation Team, a group of outreach workers and specially-trained police officers, has been out at 7312 2nd Ave. SW., a WSDOT parcel of property that will be used for staging I-5 construction work this summer. On May 18, Navigation Team members began talking with campers living in their RVs at the site about moving […]

New count provides City with additional tool to address homelessness

Count Us In – a new and more comprehensive point-in-time homelessness report was released May 31, providing critical new baseline on homelessness in Seattle and King County. This year’s Count Us In used a nationally-recognized count methodology, a countywide canvas of 99.5 percent of King County census tracts, and a person-to-person survey of people experiencing […]

More than half of individuals living unsheltered in encampments near Poplar & Dean / Dearborn accept alternative living arrangements offered by City’s Navigation Team

Following several weeks of intensive, repeated outreach to individuals camping near South Dean Street/Poplar Place South and along South Dearborn Street to 10th Avenue South, the City’s Navigation Team facilitated 19 of 34 people living unsheltered moving to alternative living arrangements during yesterday’s final push before the area is closed to camping. Ten of those […]

Community rallies around new enhanced shelter in First Hill

About 60 people attended the community meeting last night for the new shelter at the First Presbyterian Church in First Hill. Janet Pope, Executive Director of Compass Housing who will operate the shelter, thanked the community for being so supportive and welcoming. This program is funded through the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department, and […]