As a formerly homeless resident of Chinatown who has in the last year been blessed with permanent housing and an actual way to deal with my life-long substance abuse issue that caused me to be homeless, I feel that it’s important to say that we are all responsible for our own decisions and minimizing someone’s […]
By Patricia Fong People power prevailed and a blatant assault on the Seattle Chinatown-International District (CID) by King County and the City of Seattle was successfully rebuffed—for now. In the aftermath of such government discrimination, I’d like to offer thoughts for future protections of our community. First, ‘We are not your solution and we won’t […]
On Sunday, Oct. 9, at approximately 3:50 a.m., gunshots occurred outside the entrance of the Legacy House, an assisted living facility at 803 South Lane Street following altercations between groups of individuals.
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Tanya Woo and I grew up in the Chinatown-International District (CID) in my dad’s building—the Historic Louisa Hotel. When he passed away, I continued my family legacy and redeveloped this building into 84 workforce apartment units and seven commercial spaces.
It’s budget time, and we realize you all are very busy. But we urgently request that you sponsor or initiate an emergency land use moratorium in order to have time to study the zoning in and around the Chinatown-International District (CID) boundaries relating to homeless shelters and associated services.
The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is concerned about the impact of proposed developments in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID), as well as the process leading to their implementation.
The Chinatown-International District (CID) is too familiar with this lack of government engagement and accountability with publicly funded projects. The Seattle Navigation Center is a prime example and still impacting the CID, specifically Little Saigon, today.
Please do not fund the SODO mega shelter in the budget, the Chinatown-International District (CID) is already heavily burdened with the amount of shelters already in the area.
King County Department of Community and Human Services is planning to spend $66.5 million to construct a 24/7 homeless shelter that will house more than 500 people in the Chinatown-International District (CID),