Tacoma solid waste management worker Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by homeless people at a camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. Dr. Eric Jackson, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, said he hopes to have a homeless shelter up and running from the gymnasium at Bethlehem’s Portland Avenue location sometime this month.
Tacoma solid waste management worker Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by homeless people at a camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. Dr. Eric Jackson, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, said he hopes to have a homeless shelter up and running from the gymnasium at Bethlehem’s Portland Avenue location sometime this month. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file
Tacoma solid waste management worker Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by homeless people at a camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. Dr. Eric Jackson, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, said he hopes to have a homeless shelter up and running from the gymnasium at Bethlehem’s Portland Avenue location sometime this month. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file

Tacoma church plans to host a temporary homeless shelter. Will others follow?

January 01, 2018 11:00 AM