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‘The Homeless Neighbor’

Posted by Geeky Swedes on April 29th, 2010

Seattle’s homeless population stretches far beyond downtown. North Seattle residents and businesses are also struggling to deal with the issue. To see how the community is trying to find a balance, we take you to the streets of Ballard for a raw and compelling look at the problem.

The Homeless Neighbor is the third in a series of stories partnering Next Door Media sites with the nonprofit Common Language Project and students of University of Washington’s Entrepreneurial Journalism class. One of the authors of this story is Christian Caple, the editor of our newest neighborhood site U District Daily.

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6 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 super_v // Apr 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    The video was interesting and certainly evoked emotion. Through the opening photo montage, they really grab you by showing all the familiar Ballard places — and places where the homeless hang out.

    If the producers create another video (or have footage already) I would have liked to hear about the social hierarchy that develops within homeless populations, how local homeless feel about the out-of-town homeless, how they feel about crime and safety within their own population, crime and drugs.

    It appears that many of the people interviewed came from some sort of a support group — or are involved in some sort of organization. I'd like to hear from those homeless people who are going to these meetings what they think is the solution to ending their homelessness as well as all homelessness.

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