Seattle should build transitional housing for the homeless During the 2010 Unsheltered Homeless Count, almost 3,000 people were sleeping outside. That does not include all of the people sleeping at shelters where they are evicted during the day. There are not enough beds in the shelters for all of the homeless people in Seattle. You know that with all of these bank foreclosures and the bad economy, the homeless situation... more »
Open a city owned building to house the homeless. There are way too many needs for few beds at night. The city has buildings it can use for this. To help the homeless-. This would not cost any "new cost" to the city. How could it? Meanwhile, Empower the homless, help them find jobs, and more suitable housing. Everyone is hurting right now, and the homeless can not be forgotten.
Develop a program to connect people who own their homes and have rooms empty with people that need a place to stay. Right now a lot of people are having trouble making their mortgage payments, and many of them have empty bedrooms. There could be a financial incentive for the homeowner and there would be more beds for people who desperately need them. There are programs to connect with landlords with apartment buildings,... more »