by Sara 

Tent City leaves SPU


From our friends at Queen Anne View

Tent City 3 left its temporary home at Seattle Pacific University earlier this week, after 90 days in residence.

Tent City 3 is a community working to help decrease the number of people on the street by providing transitional housing. In 2002, Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr signed a consent decree giving the encampment an ongoing permit. Today, Tent City 3 offers shelter for up to 100 men, women, and couples.

A number of activities surrounded the SPU campus stay, including an on-campus forum ?Growing Up Homeless?? and ?Homelessness: A Crisis of Affordable Housing.? Students volunteered by cooking meals, holding multiple clothing drives (including one just for socks), and starting knitting groups.

Tent City 3 now resides at St Mark?s Episcopal Cathedral in Capitol Hill, where it will remain until mid-June.

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