THURSDAY: Myers Way homelessness in the spotlight @ North Highline Unincorporated Area Council

October 1st, 2017 Tracy Posted in Myers Way, North Highline UAC, White Center news 2 Comments »

As announced by the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council:

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Meeting

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 pm

Where: North Highline Fire Station at 1243 SW 112th Street in White Center 
 (Parking and Entrance are in the Back of the Station)

The Opportunity to Be Informed, Be Involved and Be Heard!

Please join NHUAC, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Sheriff John Urquhart, Senior Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett, and Seattle’s Director of Homelessness, George Scarola, in what is sure to be an important conversation about homelessness on Myers Way.

The Committee to End Homelessness was supposed to complete its mission by 2015. It didn’t. Homelessness continues to increase. Some of the reasons are economic inequality, skyrocketing rents, and the elimination of affordable housing, especially in Seattle. Research shows that every $100 rent increase leads to a 15 percent increase in the number of people pushed into homelessness.

Many found Myers Way. Camp Second Chance was eventually sanctioned by Seattle. However, there are an unknown number of campers living in the woods surrounding Camp Second Chance. Residents of North Highline and Seattle have been frustrated with the changes along Myers Way. It is time to have a conversation!

Good of the Order: Do you have something of community import on your mind? Join us and share!

See you Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 pm – Because Knowledge Is Power!

P.S. The community advisory committee for Camp Second Chance met today, and we’ll have that report sometime in the next 24 hours.

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MYERS WAY: Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee meets Sunday

September 29th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Myers Way, White Center news No Comments »

For the first time since the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI) has taken over as the operator of Seattle-sanctioned Camp Second Chance on Myers Way, the camp’s Community Advisory Committee will meet this Sunday. The public is welcome at the meeting, 2 pm at Arrowhead Gardens; we confirmed the time/date today with LIHI rep Josh Castle. Conditions on Myers Way outside the camp also tend to come up at the committee meetings, and Seattle Police have swept both sides of the street recently – on the west side, to create a walkway to and from transit facilities at AG, on the east side, to enforce parking regulations, according to what SPD Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith told the Highland Park Action Committee this past Wednesday night.

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CAMP SECOND CHANCE: Community Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled; campers hear from city and likely new operator

August 24th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Myers Way, White Center news Comments Off on CAMP SECOND CHANCE: Community Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled; campers hear from city and likely new operator

Two updates on the changes at City of Seattle-sanctioned Camp Second Chance on Myers Way:

-This month’s Community Advisory Committee meeting, postponed from its early-August date, has now been rescheduled for this Sunday, August 27th, 2 pm at Arrowhead Gardens.

-We’ve published another update on the camp’s status, after covering a meeting Wednesday afternoon at CSC with city reps, campers, and leaders of the camp’s likely new operator, LIHI. Here’s the full story.

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CAMP SECOND CHANCE: Management changes at Seattle-sanctioned camp

August 19th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Myers Way, White Center news 2 Comments »

For those tracking homelessness-related issues on Myers Way: On our partner site West Seattle Blog, we’re reporting on management changes at city-sanctioned Camp Second Chance. Its official fiscal sponsor and managing organization, Patacara Community Services, is withdrawing, and the city is talking with the Low-Income Housing Institute – which has a role in all five of the other Seattle-sanctioned encampments – about taking over. Meantime, its resident manager and co-founder Eric Davis says he was evicted and fired – he says it happened after camp leaders asked questions about the status of private funding to build more “tiny houses” at CSC; Patacara says it was “because he was failing to uphold the camp’s code of conduct.” Read the full story here.

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Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee’s August meeting postponed

August 4th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Myers Way, White Center news Comments Off on Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee’s August meeting postponed

Just received this morning, on behalf of the city-mandated advisory committee for the city-sanctioned encampment on Myers Way:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the public Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for this Sunday, August 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, has been postponed. We will send an update with the new date/time/location as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding,

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee

The meetings have been happening on first Sundays, with Arrowhead Gardens‘ community room as the most-recent location. We’ll publish an update when we get word of the new plan for the next meeting.

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