I know a guy who’s been homeless in Seattle for nearly two decades. Most of that time, he’s slept in a parking garage. He’s coming unraveled. No surprise there. My only question is, “What took him so long?”
A crisis exists on our streets, and we’re losing ground. Our shelters are more crowded than ever, and the numbers of unsheltered homeless people are at an all time high and climbing.
This is unsurprising. The average annual income for the bottom quintile of workers in Seattle is just $14,300. And rents are rising at an alarming rate.