In 2005, Washington state set a goal: Cut homelessness statewide by 50 percent by 2015. Ten years later the results are in and they’re far short of the target. Homelessness was reduced by only 22.5 percent statewide.
Mayors from five West Coast cities announced a new alliance Thursday. The leaders of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Eugene say they will collaborate on issues including climate change and reducing homelessness.
The national organization that brought the case against the City of Boise over its homeless laws is considering its next move. This week, a U.S. District judge dismissed the 2009 case on the grounds that the plaintiffs don’t have standing to bring the lawsuit against the city.