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OPINION: An Open Letter to the City of Seattle from Othello Nickelsville’s Community Advisory Council

The following is a letter to the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan from two members of the Community Advisory Council, Othello Nickelsville responding to recent actions taken by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) following a decision from LIHI and the city of Seattle to replace Nickelsville staff members who manage the encampment. The letter was sent on April 9, 2019. The letter is reprinted exactly as submitted.

by Eliana Scott-Thoennes and Jesiah Wurtz

We are members of the Community Advisory Council (CAC) for the Othello Nickelsville Tiny House Village. We were shocked and outraged by yesterday’s aggressive actions by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) at the Othello Village.

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A Homeless Community Scatters as Camp Dearborn Swept

by Alex Garland  (Originally published on The Dignity Virus)

At approximately 8am this morning, the Seattle Police Department began evictions and removal of personal property from the Dearborn encampment. Residents were given 30 minutes to pack their belongings, though city officials claimed police had given inhabitants warnings all week. The claim was contradicted by many on site as they gathered their personal items.  Continue reading A Homeless Community Scatters as Camp Dearborn Swept