Using Seattle's Comprehensive Plan To Find Housing For The Homeless

May 12, 2014

Ross Reynolds speaks with Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, at Ernestine Anderson Place, an apartment house for homeless people in Seattle's Central District.

The complex is on theĀ  former site of Jimi Hendrix's boyhood home and next door to the Nickelsville homeless camp.

Lee speaks of the challenges in finding places to build low income housing in Seattle's booming real estate market, and how she sees the city's next comprehensive plan could help find permanent homes for the estimated 400 homeless families on city streets each night.