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Example of how unorthodox homelessness can be

May 24, 2016

Photo by Gregor Elgee Caption: CEO student Emanuel Morgan and his case manager Pratna Kao. Morgan has spent significant time homeless in Seattle. by Gregor Elgee Emanuel Morgan doesn’t hide the fact that he grew up financially secure. An 18-year-old student with designer jeans, an iPhone, and sun...

Nowhere to go: first-person stories of life without home

May 24, 2016

The breadgirl: buying interdependence loaf by loaf By Stephanie Olsen Before I was homeless, I thought homeless people became that way by some fault of their own, and that they were self-reliant – having to find their own way around. I found through my own experience that neither was necessarily t...

The affordable housing scam

May 24, 2016

Screenshot by Ilona Kinnear Caption: The alleged scammer's text messages (number withheld) By Ilona Kinnear I had nearly given up on finding an apartment. I’d searched high and low on many apartment finder apps and I couldn’t find a place that met my standards: close to campus, utilities include...

Urban camping and showering at school

May 24, 2016

By Randy Hatfield I often come across beat-up old RVs in my neighborhood which park there for days at time, drawing complaints from homeowners. I know that life on the streets is a challenge, so I wanted to do an experiment to better understand the struggles of people who live out their cars while still...

How to help

How to help

May 24, 2016

By Lydia Tam and Aaron Berry Homelessness is hard. For those who are not homeless, the Ebbtide has compiled a list of several ways to help. Whether it is donating food in the U-district, volunteering as a tutor for homeless youth or donating old toys, there should be something for everyone who is ...

Letter from the editor : The homeless issue

May 17, 2016

By Aaron Berry Homelessness isn’t new. But it often makes the news. Earlier this year, the Seattle homeless encampment known as the Jungle made headlines after two people were killed in a shooting. Less depressingly, the University of Washington announced that it would host a tent city in winter 2...

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