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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.

King County revamps 211 service for homeless people

Alex Williams, an operator for 211, King County's information line for emergency food or shelter.
KUOW Photo/John Ryan
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Alex Williams, an operator for 211, King County's information line for emergency food or shelter.

Kim Malcolm talks with Mark Ellerbrook about King County's new approach to connecting homeless people with shelters and housing. Ellerbrook is regional housing and community development manager for King County.

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