Last year, Carolyn Malone lived in this Central District room, which was about 110 square feet, cost $500 a month, and shared a bathroom and kitchen. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Project Homeless

Out of homelessness, into a hovel: Public money spent on Seattle houses with bugs, trash, no water

In response to the homelessness crisis, local governments are spending millions of dollars on rental subsidies to get people into housing that is seen as more stable. But with lax oversight, those dollars have paid for properties with long histories of neglect and disrepair.

Project Homeless is a new Seattle Times initiative that explores and explains the region’s complex, troubling problem of homelessness. With strong watchdog reporting and vivid storytelling, Project Homeless seeks to spotlight what is working, and what is not working, in responding to homelessness. We will also feature solutions-oriented reporting from elsewhere in the country.

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Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago made her public debut Saturday. The female, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014. The first...  VIEW