As Seattle officials war over future of homeless encampments, frustration grows over lack of answers

SEATTLE — The Navigation Team, the controversial group of police officers and outreach workers who for the last three years has referred people living outside to shelter and cleared homeless encampments, is kaput.Now, after a week of political back-and-forth between the executive and legislative branches of Seattle government, there are few answers about how the city plans to approach unsheltered homelessness through winter and whether proposed changes to the team will address long-standing criticisms from homeless advocates.Earlier this year, a pandemic and an uprising against racial injustic…

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