It’s time for a homeless shelter in the North End. Race, power, wealth are preventing it
It’s the latest installment of a familiar argument, and Catherine Ushka has been through this before. The Tacoma City Council member from Tacoma’s Eastside knows all too well where concerns being expressed by a contingent of her longtime neighbors — about plans to temporarily move and expand a homeless micro-shelter site from Hilltop to 60th Street and McKinley Avenue — come from.
While the pushback is far from unanimous on the Eastside, and many residents are prepared to welcome the new shelter, Ushka also knows her neighborhood has long been home to more social services than other areas of Tacoma.
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