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December 5, 2017

UW, community partners launch Doorway Project to help homeless youth

Seattle’s crisis in unsheltered homelessness is evident most days in the University District as too many young people find themselves without shelter, jobs and other support. Thanks to Washington State House Speaker Frank Chopp, committed community partners, passionate students and innovative faculty, UW launched a new effort this past Sunday to get more homeless young…


November 9, 2017

Invitation to public meeting about a permitted, managed encampment

As a part of the City of Seattle’s response to the homelessness crisis, a permitted, managed encampment will be established at 3814 4th Ave NE on Seattle City Light property just west of the UW campus. The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) in partnership with Nickelsville will operate and manage the encampment. City officials will…


September 20, 2017

Affordable Housing Partnership

We’re pleased to share news of a joint partnership that will yield additional affordable housing units in the U District. Here’s the story from the UW News office: September 5, 2017 UW, Seattle Housing Authority plan to build affordable housing in the U District UW News staff The University of Washington and the Seattle Housing…


August 30, 2017

Update on Temporary Bryants Building Homeless Shelter

In April 2017, we shared information about the City of Seattle’s plan to locate a temporary homeless shelter in the Bryants Building adjacent to the University of Washington’s West Campus. The Bryants Building was formerly the University of Washington Police Department station and was transferred from the UW to the City to be turned into a…


May 22, 2017

Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership

University of Washington students serve and lead, in on-and off-campus communities, to expand their boundaries, learn from others, and make a tangible difference in the world. All UW students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to share how they have worked together to transform their campus and communities, to develop compassionate leadership skills, and to learn…



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