Looks like the lawsuit from a groups of Mercer Island residents against Tent City 4 is official, per the Seattle P-I. For those of you, like me, who want to see more about what it’s really like:
Youtube has a “mini-documentary” on Tent City IV which is more a melange of images than a real story, but it’s a good place to see what a typical encampment looks like and hear some voices from it.
And here’s a post from a blogger’s visit to Tent City IV in Kirkland last November. It’s a comprehensive post, with interviews with two residents and the all-important first-hand impressions: “The place seemed safe and organized.” There’s also a good summary of homeless data from King County and an extensive list of sources.
Finally, there’s a good NPR piece on Tent City 4 that you can find in an earlier post. the comments on that post- there have been many- show the healthy ongoing debate on Tent City 4 moving to our community.