Permanent homeless shelter

June 11th, 2013 by Ken

A permanent homeless shelter?

There’s just something that sounds wrong about that.   However, the county’s new permanent homeless shelter is under construction  on the Mottman property near South Puget Sound Community College and will be open in a few months.

Some 30 cottages and a community building will comprise the complex known as Camp Quixote.   The cost is in the neighborhood of $2.5 million and will cost about a quarter of a million dollars  a year to operate.

In the meantime, a semi-permanent homeless camp in Seattle has been given until September to tear down and move on.   The two-year old camp called Nickelsville (after the former Seattle mayor)  houses some 100 semi-permanent residents.

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