A Seattle-area sober housing company promised respite from homelessness. Tenants found chaos.

Rebecca Graves said she felt like Damascus Homes LLC left her in a desperate place after she contracted COVID-19 and had to change homes. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Despite troubling reports and several red flags, Damascus Homes LLC received public funding for years in the Seattle area’s fractured social services system. But once people moved in, there was almost no oversight of what happened inside.

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