University of Wisconsin–Madison

2020 Seattle Ordinance 124747 Permitting Encampments for Unhoused Populations on Public Property

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing, Public Spaces
This ordinance permits transitional encampments for homeless individuals on all publicly owned property, and implements regulations regarding encampment management, community outreach, transit accessibility and more. It also outlines encampment permit requirements and allows permits to be renewed for multiple one-year terms. This ordinance additionally allows encampments to be located on property owned by religious organizations or other private entities.

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