Owretha Riley, 60, and Ulonda Bell, 51, right, embrace while packing up their belongings to move out of “The Jungle,” a large homeless encampment under the I-705 overpass in Tacoma on April 13, 2017. Solving Tacoma’s homelessness crisis requires new approaches — including supplying stability — and better understanding of our chronically homeless encampment population.
Owretha Riley, 60, and Ulonda Bell, 51, right, embrace while packing up their belongings to move out of “The Jungle,” a large homeless encampment under the I-705 overpass in Tacoma on April 13, 2017. Solving Tacoma’s homelessness crisis requires new approaches — including supplying stability — and better understanding of our chronically homeless encampment population. Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Owretha Riley, 60, and Ulonda Bell, 51, right, embrace while packing up their belongings to move out of “The Jungle,” a large homeless encampment under the I-705 overpass in Tacoma on April 13, 2017. Solving Tacoma’s homelessness crisis requires new approaches — including supplying stability — and better understanding of our chronically homeless encampment population. Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com

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