Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nickelsville residents given 72 hours to vacate

34 homeless people died living outside in Seattle last year, and there are NOT enough shelter beds in Seattle to house everyone-- at least 2,600 people went unsheltered last year because of the shelter shortage.

In spite of that, on Monday, the state gave residents of Nickelsville, a small, well-run homeless encampment, 72 hours to clear out. King5.

You can read Nickelville's story at their website, Welcome to Nickelsville

2 comments:

MoonRaven said...

This is outrageous. They don't have shelter beds and yet they are closing down a homeless encampment. They should be supporting these 'tent cities' until they can get homes for these folks.

Michaelann Bewsee said...

When Springfield had a tent city, they didn't want us to rent portable toilets and only relented when the church whose lawn we were on didn't want us to use the bathroom anymore.