Homeless housing http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Lags Behind Other Big Cities in Sheltering the Homeless http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-lags-behind-other-big-cities-sheltering-homeless <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County has more than 13 times as many homeless people without shelter than Boston. In fact, the county has almost as many unsheltered homeless people as New York City. Advocates say that points to an urgent need to move more people here off the street, and probably more money to help tackle the problem.</span></p><p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 20:15:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 10791 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Lags Behind Other Big Cities in Sheltering the Homeless Seattle housing that allows drinking helps homeless drink less http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-housing-allows-drinking-helps-homeless-drink-less Most housing set up to help the homeless comes with a strict no-booze policy.<p>But a study on a controversial complex in Seattle that allows chronic alcoholics to keep drinking suggests the lenient approach can work too.<p>Homeless people with alcohol problems decreased their consumption over two years at the facility, called <a href="http://www.desc.org/1811.html">1811 Eastlake</a>. The average amount of alcohol consumed on a typical drinking day by the 95 study participants had decreased by about 25 percent at the end of the two-year study.<p><p>So what gives? Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:05:18 +0000 3870 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle housing that allows drinking helps homeless drink less