The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Gala & Auction was held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Oct. 23. A sell-out crowd raised more than $370,000 for LIHI housing programs, the Urban Rest Stop, Nickelsville, and Tiny Houses. LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee presented the 2015 Housing Hero Awards to Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata, […]
The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the Northwest Asian Weekly second place for “General Excellence” in the Society of Professional Journalists Awards for the weeklies category. The winning stories included: Jason Cruz: Crime and Justice Reporting — 2nd place, “Former child prodigy attempts suicide after first-degree murder verdict” Jason Cruz: Arts & Lifestyles Reporting — […]
“I dream of students walking through our doors and finding the classes and culture that support their dreams. Eliminating the barriers to higher education—such as President Obama’s plan for free community college education— will help achieve this. It puts us on the pathway to social and economic equity and gives power to Dr. King’s dream.” […]
Was the Year of the Horse that disastrous for the Asian community? Or are there valuable lessons we can draw to prepare for a better year?
On October 24th, The Low Income Housing Institute hosted its 12th annual Gala & Auction at the
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly I walk down a deserted street toward the Nickelsville homeless camp. I am a small woman, I am wearing a large camera, and I am alone.
By Low Income Housing Institute Permitting issues with City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development were resolved last week with the help of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. Nickelsville residents were able to complete their move to their new home at 1010 S. Dearborn.
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY With the fast-paced turn of events surrounding Nickelsville’s September 1 move to the International District – the 23rd in its history – supporters and residents of the tent city took time to meet with both concerned as well as supportive community members. About 10 Nickelsville residents took turns sharing […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Supporters of Little Saigon were shocked by Nickelsville’s (also known as “Tent City”) intent to relocate to the International District. Residents of the ID are concerned that the neighborhood is already rife with crimes. In June, there was a shooting close to the Seattle Deli on 12th Ave. S. […]
By Sharon Lee For Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has a housing crisis. There is simply not enough affordable housing for families and individuals. The most recent One Night Count of homeless people in January 2014 showed over 3,100 men, women, and children sleeping unsheltered on the streets of Seattle and King County. Another 6,171 people […]