Monday, September 28, 2009

Nickelsville residents facing eviction

Just about now, homeless people in Seattle, Washington should be setting up tents on the sidewalk in front of Seattle Mayor Gregs Nickel's house. The tent city that they've been living for exactly one year as of September 22 will be closed down by the Port of Seattle on Wednesday. No one will have anywhere to go.

In spite of talks between Nickelsville residents and city officials, the city has not come up with any alternative place for people to go if they leave their tent city-- and the shelters are full.

If you live in the area and can help with some short-term needs-- and maybe longer-term political ones-- you can contact the Real Change Organizing Project at (206)441.3247 x 206.

Photo from Beyond Neon's photostream at Flickr.

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