In Seattle, Finding Shelter Beds For Homeless People Is No Easy Task04:41
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The Union Gospel Mission works with Operation Nightwatch to fill up its spare beds at the end of the night. (Joshua McNichols/KUOW)
The Union Gospel Mission works with Operation Nightwatch to fill up its spare beds at the end of the night. (Joshua McNichols/KUOW)
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Seattle is in the midst of a homeless emergency. The mayor wants to clear out a homeless encampment known as "The Jungle," a three mile-long strip of land under an interstate highway where hundreds of people live. Before that happens, he wants to offer the people there shelter, but many Jungle residents are resisting.

In the first of a two-part report, Joshua McNichols from Here & Now contributor KUOW reports on what it's like for a homeless person to try to find a place to sleep in a Seattle shelter.

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Joshua McNichols, reporter for KUOW in Seattle. He tweets @joshuamcnichols.

This segment aired on June 13, 2016.

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