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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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September 28, 2011

Design Perspectives: A new approach to housing the homeless: Gossett Place

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Doors opened this month at Gossett Place in the University District. For the tenants, it was more than a moving day. Many were moving off the streets.

There's a couple who say they have been homeless for 18 years in the U-District, sleeping in doorways and sweeping restaurants for food. Now, with basic shelter covered, they can start thinking about a future beyond the next night. One 18-year-old tenant says he has been homeless since he was 14. He camped out at the door of Gossett Place the night before it opened, just to be sure.

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