As Homelessness Rises in Seattle, So Does a Native American Housing Solution

Supportive housing options geared toward Native Americans specifically are rare but much-needed resources in urban areas like Seattle where up to 15% percent of the homeless population belongs to the native community. Native community members are made to feel at home in shelter facilities in Portland and Phoenix where resources include traditional and cultural practices, Native artwork, vocational rehabilitation, and the presence of other Natives getting back on their feet. A Seattle housing project set to open in 2021 will address “the critical shortage of culturally competent outreach."

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