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00000181-fa79-da89-a38d-fb7f2b910000KUOW is joining forces with other Seattle media outlets to highlight the homeless crisis in the city and region on Wednesday, June 29, 2017.The effort was modeled after a collaboration by more than 70 San Francisco outlets to focus a day of news attention on the issue and possible solutions.Read more about the Seattle project and check out our coverage below. Follow the city's coverage by using #SeaHomeless.HighlightsThe Jungle: an ongoing coverage project going into the notorious homeless encampment under Interstate 5.Ask Seattle's Homeless Community: KUOW is launching a Facebook group where anyone may ask a question about homelessness, but only people who have experienced it may answer. This was inspired by a recent event KUOW co-presented with Seattle Public Library and Real Change, where residents of the Jungle answered audience questions. No End In Sight: an award-winning investigative project from KUOW about King County's 10-year plan to end homelessness.

Should barriers be lowered to get the homeless housed?

Sara Rankin, director of Seattle University's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.
KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer
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Sara Rankin, director of Seattle University's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

One big question people have asked in the conversation about homelessness and affordability is: can we trust the city to spend this money effectively?

Sara Rankin, director of Seattle University's Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, argues that the city isn't spending on the right things at all. She sat down with Bill Radke to discuss low-barrier housing: why it's successful, and why Seattle isn't doing more of it.

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