Tension over visible homelessness has risen in Seattle — and the country

A man who asked to be called Frank sits in his tent with a river view in Portland. Portland banned homeless people from camping in forested parks to prevent accidental fires and injuries. The City Council adopted the rule June 28 amid a summer of drought and record-breaking heat. (Paula Bronstein / The Associated Press)

In many cities and suburban areas nationwide, the tolerance by housed neighbors and business owners for homeless people remaining in place is over. Officials are implementing new camping bans, conducting new removals or newly grappling with the visible homelessness.

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