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History of homelessness in Seattle
CityStream: History of Homelessness in Seattle

History offers a revealing perspective on Seattle's homelessness crisis as the city searches for solutions. More than a century ago, so-called Hoovervilles sprang up around town. Back then, the city had little tolerance for the shantytowns and its reaction was sudden and severe. Brian Callanan visits the Seattle Municipal Archives for a look back.

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