- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard will soon have a so-called “urban rest stop” where homeless people can come to shower and wash clothes.

KING-TV reports (https://goo.gl/StQfDh ) that the Low Income Housing Institute is nearly finished with the project, which is located just half a mile from a homeless camp that has been proposed in the neighborhood.

The facility will consist of five showers, restroom facilities, a diaper changing area, washers and dryers and a health exam room for a visiting nurse or social worker.

Low Income Housing Institute Executive Director Sharon Lee says no public funds are being used for the facility and it will be run by volunteers.

There are currently two other similar rest stops, one in a downtown location and another in the University District.


Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/

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