Stories with 'homelessness' tag

From prison to paycheck

Building a life after prison is no easy task. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, formerly incarcerated people are almost ten times more likely to end up homeless, and they face an unemployment rate five times higher than the national average. FareStart is a Seattle organization looking to put a dent in those numbers locally. […]

/ August 9, 2019


Seattle’s Angela Stowell creates solutions to poverty with FareStart

Late last year, Angela Stowell left her post on top of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, one of Seattle’s most successful restaurant groups, to become CEO of another one. Her destination was FareStart, a nonprofit restaurant group that’s been helping disadvantaged Seattleites for 25 years by providing solutions to poverty. “I really wanted to find a way […]

/ March 5, 2019


You asked, we answered: What our unhoused neighbors want us to know about homelessness

Reader Brian Hsi asked: “How do the unhoused think we should address our housing challenges?” We met some of our neighbors to find out.

/ August 27, 2018


Why do people come to Seattle for homeless services?

Some think Seattle’s pretty welcoming towards people experiencing homelessness, but “the conditions people are living in are the opposite of friendly.”

/ July 20, 2018


Cast your vote: Which of your questions about homelessness should we answer first?

You sent in more than 200 honest questions about homelessness in Seattle. Which of these three should we tackle first? Cast your vote and help us decide.

/ July 10, 2018


What are you most curious about around homelessness in Seattle? We are taking your questions

Can we fix homelessness in Seattle? Hell yes we can. But first, we need to better understand what’s going on. That’s where you come in.

/ July 5, 2018


‘I need to know I am still here.’ A poem about Seattle homelessness

A woman who has experienced homelessness in Seattle shares her experience in poetry. This post is part of the #SeaHomeless project to shine a spotlight on homelessness in Seattle.

/ June 28, 2017


Plants that eat stuff, salsa dancing, & 14 things to do in Seattle this week

Welcome to your new week! How do you feel about plants that eat stuff? What about plants that can help you get better when you’re sick? Plants seem to be a theme in Seattle events this week, but there are lots of other great ways to get involved in what’s happening around you, too. Let’s […]

/ June 26, 2017


A party for Seattle’s past and 15 more things to do this week

Let’s plan out your week. A radical project to house the city’s homeless launches tonight. Plus: a pun competition, a chat with our governor, and a chance to pet a baby goat.

/ April 10, 2017


Amazon on Seattle’s growth: ‘We have a lot of people working really hard to make sure that we are very good neighbors’

To what extent should a fast growing, wildly successful tech company be held accountable for changes in the city that’s booming along with it? Journalists, audience members, and Amazon VP John Schoettler seemed to be circling that question throughout the tense conversation at Wednesday’s Civic Cocktail.

/ April 6, 2017