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Seattle is the largest city in Occupied Cascadia and the state of Washington, with a population of about 570,000, and a metropolitan population of about 3.8 million. First settled in 1851, it is one of the more youthful large cities in the U.S. It lies between Puget Sound and Lake Washington: you're never far from water in Seattle.

Neighborhoods in Seattle include Wallingford, Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square, Columbia City, Central District, West Seattle, South of Downtown (SODO), Queen Anne, Downtown, First Hill, Greenlake, International District, Ballard, Magnolia, White Center and more.

Housing[edit]

CouchSurfing and Craigslist are great places to start looking for a place to crash. Tent city three and four are organized transient camps which both are forced to move every few months.

Tent City is a temporary encampment of up to 100 homeless persons who live in a group of tents on the property of a host for approximately 90 days. The camps have managers and a code of conduct for residents. The program is sponsored and managed by SHARE/WHEEL (Seattle Housing and Resource Efforts (SHARE) and Women's Housing, Equality, and Enhancement League (WHEEL)). The first community, called Tent City 3, was created in 2000. It has had camp sites in Seattle, Shoreline, Tukwila, and Burien. Share/Wheel established Tent City 4 in the spring of 2004 on the Eastside after working out an agreement with King County. Tent city four doesn't allow children inside the fence and requires police warrant and sex offender checks to join the group.

The following standards must be met in order for the homeless encampment TUP application to be approved:

  • The TUP application must include a local church or other community-based organization as a sponsor or managing agency
  • The encampment shall be located a minimum of 20 feet from the property line of abutting properties containing residential uses.
  • Sight-obscuring fencing is required around the perimeter of the encampment unless the Planning Director determines there is sufficient vegetation or other site conditions that could function as fencing.
  • Exterior lighting must be directed downward and contained within the homeless encampment.
  • The maximum number of residents is 100.
  • Five parking spaces must be provided.
  • A transportation plan is required and must include transit services.
  • The encampment must be located within ½ mile of transit service.
  • Children under 18 years of age are not allowed. If a child under 18 attempts to stay, the managing agency shall immediately contact Child Protective Services.
  • No animals are permitted, except for service animals.

A code of conduct is required to be enforced by the Managing Agency and must have, at a minimum, the following requirements:

  • No drugs or alcohol
  • No weapons
  • No violence
  • No open flames
  • No loitering in the surrounding neighborhood
  • Quiet hours
  • The Managing Agency must comply with Washington State and City codes concerning, but not limited to, drinking water connections, human waste, solid waste disposal, electrical systems, and fire-resistant materials.
  • The Managing Agency shall take reasonable and legal steps to obtain verifiable identification from prospective residents and use the identification to obtain sex offender and warrant checks from the appropriate agency.
  • The Managing Agency must also comply with all requirements imposed by the Kirkland Police Department related to identified sex offenders or prospective residents that have arrest warrants.
  • The Managing Agency must allow the City and/or Public Health Seattle-King County to conduct daily inspections to ensure compliance with the homeless encampment standards.

Contact for information:

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, WA 425-823-2727 [1]

Kirkland Congregational Church, UCC, 106 - 5th Avenue,Kirkland, WA Pastor Walter John Boris 425-822-3811 [2]

City of Kirkland Planning & Community Development Department, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA, 425-587-3225 [3]

the University Temple United Methodist Church has tons of programs. Located in the U-District at 45th & 15th. Roots shelter (18-25 years old only, both genders). The entrance is in the alley at the southwest corner of the building. Go down the alley between the church and the post office and ROOTS is the set of double blue doors on the left hand side. People seeking shelter need to line up between 8:20-8:30pm. At 8:30pm, the list of all people needing shelter is written down. If more than 25 people are trying to access shelter, then a random drawing is done to determine who will be turned away. The doors open for sign-in at 9pm. ROOTS provides a safe place to sleep, hot dinner, laundry, showers, hygiene supplies, case management 3 nights a week, clothing, and breakfast in the morning. ROOTS requires a state-issued photo ID within one week of first stay OR a note from a case manager saying you are in the process of getting an ID.

Food[edit]

Free/low-cost markets, produce, butchers, day-old bakeries, etc. Food banks, missions, church meals, etc.

Food Not Bombs: Sunday at 6pm at Occidental Park. They start cooking around 2:30pm at 835 Yesler Way. Satuday at 2:30pm at Westlake Park, except the last Saturday of the month. Cooking starts at 10am at the Sherwood Co-op (University District).

The University Temple United Methodist Church has a feed on Friday nights, all ages. 6pm. in the u-district at 45th & 15th.

KTUB in Kirkland has a teen feed on Fridays at 6pm.

Medical Care[edit]

Planned parenthood, free clinics, free medical advice, Medicare resources, low-cost clinics, etc.

Legal Aid[edit]

ACLU, free legal aid/counseling, pro bono attorneys, etc.

Armed Forces/Deployment Avoidance Counseling[edit]

Legal aid, resources, etc.

Play[edit]

Free Free Play section, include details for this city.

Beaches, Swimming Pools, Parks, Sports, Museums, Music, Theatre, TV shows, Movies, etc.

Information[edit]

(General weather, traffic, news resources, etc.)'

It does rain frequently in Seattle, especially in the autumn and winter. On the plus side, it is often light rain, and the temperature is relatively moderate for such a northern city: the temperature is in the 40s during much of the winter, though cold spells do occur. The summers are really superb: little rain, and pleasant temperatures with reasonable humidity.

Underground Papers[edit]

Eat the State [4] - "A forum for anti-authoritarian political opinion, research and humor"

Miscellaneous[edit]

Any other freebies

Public Transit[edit]

The primary public transit in Seattle is the bus system, the "Metro" bus service. Fare is $2.00 (or $2.25 during "peak" hours). From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is a "Ride Free Area" in downtown.

Buses have bike racks that can carry two bikes. They give out slips of paper used to transfer to another bus. The colors vary every day, to keep you from abusing the system.

The buses run on a "pay as you leave" or "pay as you enter" system depending on the time of day. If they're pay as you leave when you ride, you can ride free if you have a transfer. Simply hold it backwards, where there is nothing to differentiate it from any other day's transfer, when you exit. Bus drivers won't care enough to stop you. You can almost always get away with this paying as you enter, but if you get caught you'll probably have to wait for another bus.

Seattle has no subway system.

Ferries connect Seattle to Bainbridge and Vashon Islands in Puget Sound and to Bremerton and Southworth on the Kitsap Peninsula, some routes are equipped with WiFi Internet but even at an introductory discount of $15 a month better to hack it.

Light Rail will connect between Downtown and Sea-Tac Airport in 2009, Sea-Tac airport is a major hub to destinations worldwide. do NOT get caught by the men in white shirts and black pants! they will show up randomly and ask for proof of fare, and you better have it! these are NOT fake pigs they will run your name, take you off the train and give you a $150 ticket! if you see one and your riding free jump off, next train will come in 15 min. (Beware some times they are Sheriffs)

Free Clothing and Furniture[edit]

Free Free Clothing and Furniture section, provide details for this city.

Assorted Freebies[edit]

Free Assorted Freebies Section, provide details for this city, including other topics. Whatever fits and is useful.

Survive[edit]

Go to the Survive section and provide any city-specific details, including new topics.