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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.

You asked about the crisis of homelessness in Seattle. Here are some answers

Josephine Ensign, director of the University of Washington's Doorway Project for homeless youth
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Josephine Ensign, director of the University of Washington's Doorway Project for homeless youth

There's a lot of money in Seattle these days. Companies like Amazon and Starbucks are based here, and construction has been booming. But our city has one of the biggest homelessness problems in the country.

Our listeners are wondering about that disconnect. And they've been asking us questions about the issue.

To try to answer some of those, we turned to Josephine Ensign. She directs the Doorway Project for homeless youth. It's part of the University of Washington's Homelessness Research Initiative.

She'll be a panelist in a discussion on homelessness Thursday night at The Riveter on Capitol Hill.

Ensign recommended the following agencies and resources for more information on homelessness: 

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