While this homeless encampment near downtown is closing this week at the request of the landowner, Seattle has created several city-sanctioned camps featuring similar “tiny houses” – miniature shed-like structures. Sacramento is considering comparable structures.
While this homeless encampment near downtown is closing this week at the request of the landowner, Seattle has created several city-sanctioned camps featuring similar “tiny houses” – miniature shed-like structures. Sacramento is considering comparable structures. Steve Ringman The Seattle Times
While this homeless encampment near downtown is closing this week at the request of the landowner, Seattle has created several city-sanctioned camps featuring similar “tiny houses” – miniature shed-like structures. Sacramento is considering comparable structures. Steve Ringman The Seattle Times
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Sacramento looks to Seattle for ideas on homeless tent cities

February 24, 2016 05:52 PM

UPDATED October 17, 2017 12:28 PM

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