homelessness http://kuow.org en Homeless In San Francisco? There's An App For That http://kuow.org/post/homeless-san-francisco-theres-app Homeless men and women in San Francisco have a new way of finding services such as food and shelter.<p>It&#8217;s an app &#8212; <a href="http://www.link-sf.com/" target="_blank">Link-SF</a> &#8212; that links homeless people to available shelter, food, medical supplies, a place to bathe or use the computer.<p>The app was created by the start-up <a href="http://www.zendesk.com/beautifully-simple" target="_blank">Zendesk</a> with the non-profit St. Anthony Foundation. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:04:22 +0000 editor 31347 at http://kuow.org Homeless In San Francisco? There's An App For That Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep http://kuow.org/post/quixote-village-more-just-place-sleep <p>This past Christmas Eve, 30 homeless adults found a permanent residence in Olympia, Wash.</p><p>Before the move, the group lived in tents, hosted by different churches in the area. Many of the people had been sleeping in the woods and just wanted a safe place to stay.</p><p>Now, Camp Quixote is known as Quixote Village and comprises tiny houses for homeless adults. At 144 square feet, the homes are about the size of a one-car garage. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:48:59 +0000 Elizabeth Jenkins 29820 at http://kuow.org Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep Research: One In 34 Students Homeless In Washington http://kuow.org/post/research-one-34-students-homeless-washington <p>David Hyde talks with Katara Jordan, attorney with the <a href="http://columbialegal.org/files/2014%202%2010%20Release_Homeless%20Students%20in%20WA.pdf">Children and Youth Project of Columbia Legal Services</a>, about a recent <a href="https://www.k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2014/HomelessStudents.aspx" target="_blank">report</a> from the state <a href="https://www.k12.wa.us/">Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction</a>. The report claimed there are more than 30,000 homeless students in the Washington state. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:45:29 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 29671 at http://kuow.org Research: One In 34 Students Homeless In Washington Seattle City Council Members Investigate How Lockers Could Help Homeless http://kuow.org/post/seattle-city-council-members-investigate-how-lockers-could-help-homeless <p>"I would say 9 out of 10 people, when they see someone carrying two, three bags with them, they instantly peg them as homeless," Isaac Pace told Marcie Sillman on <em>The Record</em>.</p><p>Pace is a volunteer for SHARE, a homeless advocacy group in Seattle. He has also been without a permanent home for about 15 years. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:37:52 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 29066 at http://kuow.org Seattle City Council Members Investigate How Lockers Could Help Homeless Concerns Of A Homeless Student: Math, Graduation, Clean Clothes http://kuow.org/post/concerns-homeless-student-math-graduation-clean-clothes <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127944852&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Growing up, Kyra MacFarlane survived on food banks and pawning items for a quick buck with her father and brothers. MacFarlane is one of 27,000 homeless students in Washington state.</p><p>Without permanent housing, MacFarlane has struggled with the basics, like hygiene. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:35:53 +0000 Chris Otey & RadioActive Youth Media 26546 at http://kuow.org Concerns Of A Homeless Student: Math, Graduation, Clean Clothes Homeless In Seattle: 'Seeing A Family Walk In Here, It’s A Heartbreaker' http://kuow.org/post/homeless-seattle-seeing-family-walk-here-it-s-heartbreaker <p>As snow dusted Seattle on Friday morning, demand for warm items shot up at a homeless camp in Seattle’s central area. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:19:32 +0000 Liz Jones 26004 at http://kuow.org Homeless In Seattle: 'Seeing A Family Walk In Here, It’s A Heartbreaker' Helping Out During The Holidays http://kuow.org/post/helping-out-during-holidays <p>Steve Scher talks with Lauren McGowan, the associate director of ending homelessness at <a href="http://uwkc.org/">United Way of King County</a>, about the services her organization provides over the holidays. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:06:32 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 26002 at http://kuow.org With Real Change News, Bellevue's Homeless Population Hidden No More http://kuow.org/post/real-change-news-bellevues-homeless-population-hidden-no-more <p>Steve Scher talks with Alan Preston, managing director of Real Change News, about bringing the newspaper — which is sold by homeless people — to Bellevue. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:41:16 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 24233 at http://kuow.org With Real Change News, Bellevue's Homeless Population Hidden No More As Real Change Expands to Eastside, Vendors Worry About Stigma http://kuow.org/post/real-change-expands-eastside-vendors-worry-about-stigma <p>At a day shelter for homeless men in downtown Bellevue, Buddy McArdle was working hard trying to convince the men there to become vendors for Real Change. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:37:19 +0000 Patricia Murphy 24210 at http://kuow.org As Real Change Expands to Eastside, Vendors Worry About Stigma New Focus For King County's Plan To End Homelessness http://kuow.org/post/new-focus-king-countys-plan-end-homelessness <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Adrienne Quinn, the new director of the Department of Community and Human Services and member of the <a href="http://www.cehkc.org/default.aspx">Committee to End Homelessness</a>. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:06:22 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 24033 at http://kuow.org New Focus For King County's Plan To End Homelessness Olympia Wages Food Fight, Bans Group From Feeding Homeless http://kuow.org/post/olympia-wages-food-fight-bans-group-feeding-homeless <p>Olympia resident Ben Charles, of Crazy Faith Outreach, has been serving food to the homeless in an Olympia parking lot for nearly three years. Now the city has banned the group, citing public safety concerns. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:32 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 21671 at http://kuow.org A Battle Is Brewing In Olympia Over Feeding The Homeless http://kuow.org/post/battle-brewing-olympia-over-feeding-homeless <p>Ben Charles and the Crazy Faith Outreach group have been &nbsp;feeding homeless people in a parking lot in Olympia every Thursday evening. But now city official want them to shut it down. Ross Reynolds talks to Tom Hill, Olympia&rsquo;s building official. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:54:51 +0000 Ross Reynolds 21546 at http://kuow.org Seattle Center Plays Host To 1,400 Homeless Guests http://kuow.org/post/seattle-center-plays-host-1400-homeless-guests <p>More than 1,400 homeless individuals descended on Seattle Center Tuesday to take part in a&nbsp;one-day resource fair put on by United Way of King County. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:39:42 +0000 Deborah Wang 20522 at http://kuow.org Seattle Center Plays Host To 1,400 Homeless Guests Voices From Pioneer Square: Mike Hall And Charles Royer http://kuow.org/post/voices-pioneer-square-mike-hall-and-charles-royer <p>Charles Royer&nbsp;served as Seattle's mayor from 1978 to 1990. During his tenure, Royer&nbsp;saw the historic neighborhood of Pioneer Square surge with violence as Seattle handled the crack epidemic. More than two decades after finishing his fourth term,&nbsp;Royer now lives and works in Pioneer Square. He told KUOW's&nbsp;Arwen Nicks his thoughts on the challenges currently facing the neighborhood and why he thinks the Alliance for Pioneer Square and the Downtown Seattle Association are good candidates to manage Occidental park, but not without help from the city.</p><p><a href="http://realchangenews.org/index.php/site/archives/4142">Real Change vendor Mike Hall</a> has been living in Pioneer Square for 15 years, and for the last 13 years he has stood at the corner of First and Main. Ross Reynolds spoke with Mike Hall about his experiences in Seattle's first neighborhood.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.2em; margin-left: 0px; "> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:39:02 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 19829 at http://kuow.org Voices From Pioneer Square: Mike Hall And Charles Royer Kent Crackdown On Sex Offender Housing Could Result In More Homeless Offenders http://kuow.org/post/kent-crackdown-sex-offender-housing-could-result-more-homeless-offenders <p></p><p>Eddie Weber runs 11 clean and sober houses in Kent, Wash.&nbsp; Five of those are full of sex offenders, which is a&nbsp; problem according to the city of Kent. The city attorney has promised to start fining Weber $2,500 dollars a day – $500 for each house – because those houses violate the city’s zoning code.</p><p>Weber said Kent’s action is part of a larger trend where Draconian laws are enacted to drive sex offenders out of communities. Weber spoke to KUOW’s David Hyde.</p><p><em>Produced by Joshua </em><em>McNichol</em>s.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:15:55 +0000 David Hyde 19639 at http://kuow.org