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Reminder: Tonight is second community meeting about low-barrier homeless encampment coming to east side of Aurora and 85th

February 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Just a reminder that tonight (Tuesday) is the second community meeting about a city-sanctioned homeless encampment coming to 8620 Nesbit Ave. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N., College Center, Room 1161.

The homeless encampment will be “low-barrier” with 50 tiny homes serving between 60-70 people. It is scheduled to open in March.

Low barrier sites are designed to meet people as they are and have fewer restrictions than traditional shelters. Residents may bring their partners, pets and possessions. Residents with substance use disorders are not barred. Because we are relaxing restrictions in this location we will also increase staffing to increase access to critical services and provide security.

While the encampments are being planned, please contact George Scarola, Director of Homelessness. Email: george.scarola@seattle.gov. Or call 206-727-8514. Once an encampment is opened, the community may contact the operator directly. Each encampment will establish a Community Advisory Committee, whose members will include representatives from stakeholder group in the area. The meetings will be monthly and open to the public.

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