Homeless housing

housing for the homeless
12:15 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Seattle Lags Behind Other Big Cities in Sheltering the Homeless

Based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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.

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Housing the homeless
9:05 am
Mon January 23, 2012

Seattle housing that allows drinking helps homeless drink less

The 1811 Eastlake apartment building in Seattle houses homeless alcoholics without requiring them to stop drinking.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Mon January 23, 2012 8:09 am

Most housing set up to help the homeless comes with a strict no-booze policy.

But a study on a controversial complex in Seattle that allows chronic alcoholics to keep drinking suggests the lenient approach can work too.

Homeless people with alcohol problems decreased their consumption over two years at the facility, called 1811 Eastlake. 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.

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