Loyal Heights Community Center to open as homeless shelter during pandemic

The City of Seattle and King County are opening six more temporary shelters during the coronavirus pandemic, one of which will be in the Loyal Heights Community Center.

The new temporary shelters include Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion (to hold 146 spaces), Garfield Community Center, Miller Community Center, and the Southwest Teen Life Center, set to hold 50 spaces each.

The shelter spaces are not for new shelter clients, but are intended to alleviate other crowded city shelters. Existing shelters have reduced their capacities to adhere by safe distancing recommendations, requiring a need for more makeshift shelters.

The Seattle Times reports that King County would need to create 1,770 new units to decrease crowding in existing shelters, and create another 9,000 new units for the currently unsheltered.

The City of Seattle will also increase the number of hygiene stations around the city. They plan to deploy and maintain 14 portable toilets and six handwashing stations near the following parks: City Hall Park, Lake City Community Center, Jefferson Park, Westcrest Park, Cal Anderson Park, and Benvenuto Viewpoint.

2 thoughts to “Loyal Heights Community Center to open as homeless shelter during pandemic”

  1. The X-Hall at seattle center is being used but the fisher might be still having sewer pipe issues unless they have it fixed by now ??????????

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