Economic Justice Homelessness Housing

How Finland lowered homelessness by 73%: housing first

Source of image: Reports on homelessness in Finland See Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of […]

Homelessness Housing Media

36th LD Democrats pass resolution denouncing the documentary Seattle Is Dying

Sarajane Siegfriedt reports that the 36th LD Democrats overwhelmingly passed the following  resolution, copied from this google doc: RESOLUTION ON “SEATTLE IS DYING” drafted by Evan Clifthorne on 4/1/2019 proposed to the 36th District Democrats on the same adopted on 4/17/2019 by the General Membership In deference to the established moral and philosophical positions of […]

Homelessness Housing

Trickle Down Town: a film about homelessness in Seattle

I went to see the film Trickle Down Town, by Thomasz Biernacki, about homelessness in Seattle. It was inspiring. Mostly it was in-depth interviews with several people who faced homelessness. One is a (beautiful) young woman who became addicted first to Oxycontin and then to heroin; who went through a period where she sold her […]

Foreclosures Housing

SAFE newsletter on homeless, TPP, neoliberalism

HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction NEWSLETTER February 5th, 2016 Updates THE 2016 ONE NIGHT COUNT found an increase of 19% Everyone’s talking about our State of Emergency on Homelessness yet our problem keeps growing. Here are the results from the January 29th One Night Count. “At least 4,505 men, women, and children were without shelter during the three […]

Housing Seattle

Forum on saving public housing, Sat. Oct 25

Public Forum The Fight to Save Public Housing Stop SHA Rent Hikes! Saturday, October 25, 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm. Door donation $1-5. No one turned away for lack of funds. Desserts and snack plates, with vegan option, available for $2.50-7 donation. Speakers: Yusuf Cabdi – Immigrant rights advocate and former Seattle Housing […]

Courts Foreclosures Homelessness Housing Protests

Friday actions for SAFE: protest and press conference

Protest and Press Conference This action is protesting the auction of Marquette Bowman’s family home. This home was left to her by her father who was a victim of a predatory reverse mortgage. We are coupling this protest with a a press conference announcing Barton victory in court over RCO and Quality Loan Services! A […]

Foreclosures Homelessness Housing

Victory at the Barton's blockade!

  Thanks to the fighting spirit of Jean and Byron Barton, last week SAFE members were able to stop their eviction from taking place. The blockade lasted 5 days, and ended in a final push to City Hall to demand justice for the Bartons. Thanks to the Seattle Mayor’s office, the Bartons are now safely in their home […]

Foreclosures Housing Seattle Veterans Washington State Politics

Bartons Win a Battle, but the Fight Continues!

Lot’s of action at the Barton House yesterday. Here’s a brief recap: Yesterday morning at 7:30am, Sheriff’s deputies descended onto the Barton house. They had locksmiths with them, who immediately began changing locks as the deputies entered to speak with the Bartons. They broke down the back gate to the back yard, and came in three […]