homeless families http://www.kplu.org en Homeless students on the rise in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/homeless-students-rise-washington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some 27, 390 homeless students went to public school in Washington last year — up more than 5 percent over the year before, according to </span><a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/HomelessEd/pubdocs/StatewideHomelessReportByDistrict_2012.xls" style="line-height: 1.5;">new numbers released by the state superintendent’s office</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In the past, increases like that have been explained by school districts getting better at counting. But spokesman Nathan Olson said this time, based on what he’s heard from district officials, it looks like there just really are more homeless students.</span></p><blockquote><p>“The data collection is fine now. People know about this, the homeless liaisons that every district has know about this, it’s not an issue. The issue really is the economy right now,” Olson said.</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:12:03 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7730 at http://www.kplu.org Homeless students on the rise in Washington Poor economy leaves more people in Seattle struggling to find housing http://www.kplu.org/post/poor-economy-leaves-more-people-seattle-struggling-find-housing <p>Seattle’s oldest public housing project, Yesler Terrace, is headed for a massive redevelopment, and that means years of upheaval for its 1,200 residents. At least they’re guaranteed some kind of housing. Others are not so lucky. The poor economy has made a chronic shortage of subsidized housing in Seattle even worse.</p><p>Diane Rivers is one of the people who's been trying for years to find a permanent home that she can afford.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:35:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 6224 at http://www.kplu.org Poor economy leaves more people in Seattle struggling to find housing Seattle wrestles with how to house homeless families with kids http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-wrestles-how-house-homeless-families-kids <p>Seattle recently spent a <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/licata/homelessness/2012budget.htm">big chunk of money </a>to improve services for homeless families with children, but city officials are at odds over whether it was spent solving the right problems. They grappled with it at a public meeting Wednesday, where homeless mothers told members of the city council that many were <a href="http://www.homelessinfo.org/downloads/2011_ONC%20Street%20Count.pdf">without a place to sleep </a>that night.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:08:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5729 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle wrestles with how to house homeless families with kids