Nickelsville http://kplu.org en At Roughest of Nickelsville's New Sites, a Strong Sense of Community http://kplu.org/post/roughest-nickelsvilles-new-sites-strong-sense-community <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What used to be </span>Nickelsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is now three. The homeless encampment split up into three locations—two in the city’s Central District and the third in Skyway—after being evicted from city-owned property two months ago.</span></p><p>The campsite at Skyway appears to have it the worst in almost every way, but it’s also where campers have found unwavering camaraderie.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Monica Spain 10681 at http://kplu.org At Roughest of Nickelsville's New Sites, a Strong Sense of Community Seattle will shut down Nickelsville, spend $500K to house residents http://kplu.org/post/seattle-will-shut-down-nickelsville-spend-500k-house-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to </span><a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/~public/meetingrecords/2013/fullcouncil20130624_1.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">shut down the homeless encampment </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">known as </span>Nickelsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and to set aside $500,000 to help residents transition.</span></p><p>The encampment has been dug in for two years at a site in West Seattle, and the council vote means this summer will be its last. The money will go to providing to provide housing and services to the more than 100 campers who live there.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:54:40 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9158 at http://kplu.org Council gets a warning about dismantling homeless camp http://kplu.org/post/council-gets-warning-about-dismantling-homeless-camp <p></p><p>Homeless residents of a large Seattle tent city warn that closing down their camp will have dire consequences, while city council members left the door open to keep the camp dwellers together.</p><p>About 125 residents make their home at the West Seattle site known as Nickelsville. Advocates told members of a city council committee Wednesday that many of those tent dwellers will die on the streets if the city moves forward with threatened evictions September 1st.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:02:35 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9063 at http://kplu.org Council gets a warning about dismantling homeless camp Seattle City Council wants to disband Nickelsville tent city http://kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-wants-disband-nickelsville-tent-city <p>Seattle officials want to break up the two-year old homeless encampment called Nickelsville, but residents there say that would just cause a new tent city to spring up somewhere else.</p><p>Seven city council members <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/146962511/Nickelsville-Letter">sent a letter </a>to Mayor Mike McGinn Monday calling for Nickelsville to shut down by Sept. 1. The camp, made up of more than 100 homeless people, is about to begin its third summer parked near the Duwamish River in southeastern West Seattle.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:51:59 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9039 at http://kplu.org Seattle City Council wants to disband Nickelsville tent city A Thanksgiving welcome for Tent City campers http://kplu.org/post/thanksgiving-welcome-tent-city-campers <p>Some Maple Leaf area kids intent on extending a warm welcome to the residents of the newest Tent City/Nickelsville&nbsp;site in northeast Seattle are hand-delivering Thanksgiving breakfasts today.</p><p> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:06:26 +0000 Gary Davis 221 at http://kplu.org A Thanksgiving welcome for Tent City campers Nickelsville moving to former Lake City fire station http://kplu.org/post/nickelsville-moving-former-lake-city-fire-station <P>The Nickelsville&nbsp;homeless encampment will soon occupy a former Seattle fire station in Lake City.&nbsp; Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the camp could have immediate use the old Fire Station 39, left vacant after a facility was constructed next door. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:23:49 +0000 Gary Davis 147 at http://kplu.org Nickelsville moving to former Lake City fire station