Enhanced shelter model takes different approach to move homeless off the streets

SEATTLE – It’s been two years since Seattle and King County officials declared homelessness an emergency.

Since then, more and more people find themselves living on the streets – and for some, finding a shelter that will accept them can be a challenge.

But now there’s a push to reinvent how shelters operate and get more people off the streets and into stable housing.

Seattle now has two 24-hour shelters that operate like temporary dorms.  They also offer free services to help people get people ready to rent a permanent apartment.

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