FINAL DRAFT (October 18, 2010)
Citizen Review Panel Recommendations on
Encampments and Seattle’s Unsheltered Homeless Population
The Citizen Review Panel on Housing and Services for Seattle’s Unsheltered Homeless
Population recommends the City of Seattle sanction and offer available property to a
self-governed encampment to help meet the immediate survival and safety needs of
individuals in our community who have no access to safe shelter.
While the Citizen Panel endorses the establishment of an encampment, panel members
also strongly urge the City of Seattle to continue to aggressively develop permanent,
affordable housing options for individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness.
Encampments, along with other forms of substandard housing