In the News



American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting,
August 20–23, Seattle, Washington.

University of Washington preps classes on homelessness,” curriculum for Tent City 3 stay, Real Change, July 27, 2016.

Homeless in Seattle: A State of Emergency,” by Jennifer McKinney and Karen Snedker, Footnotes, May/June 2016.


Helping homeless: Group has new name, new strategy,” The Seattle Times, October 4, 2015.

Tent City 3 at SPU

Power to the neighbors,” SPU Response, Spring, 2015.

Tent City 3 club raises awareness for homelessness,” Ballard News-Tribune, March 19, 2015.

Homelessness must be humanized,” The Falcon, March 11, 2015.

TC3 heads to Shoreline Free Methodist Church and move out day brings reflection,” The Falcon, March 11, 2015.

SPU students host and study Tent City 3,” KING 5, March 5, 2015.

At SPU, students and Tent City residents bond over poetry,” KPLU, February 23, 2015.

SPU welcomes homeless community,”Queen Anne & Magnolia News, February 17, 2015.

Seattle Pacific welcomes homeless camp for 3 months,” Inside Higher Ed, February 16, 2015.

One Night Count not enough,” The Falcon, February 11, 2015.

Finding more with less, experiencing homelessness,” The Falcon, February 11, 2015.

Casting out the fear of homelessness,” The Falcon, February 11, 2015.

Finding light in the pouring rain,” The Falcon, February 4, 2015.

A city run by residents, TC3’s distinct self-management style,” The Falcon, February 4, 2015.

Advocacy, action needed for homeless,” The Falcon, January 28, 2015.

TC3: The man in the leather jacket,” The Falcon, January 3, 2015.

Mayor’s task force wants more tent cities for the homeless,” The Seattle Times, December 18, 2014.

Seattle Pacific University hosts Tent City 3 again,” Real Change, December 17, 2014.

Homeless encampment moves onto Seattle Pacific University campus,” KIRO TV, December 13, 2014.

Moving Tent City 3 to Seattle Pacific University lawn,” The Seattle Times, December 13, 2014.

Sculptures precede early arrival of TC3,” The Falcon, December 3, 2014.

Seattle Pacific University to host city’s largest homeless camp,” KUOW, December 4, 2014.

Seattle Pacific University opens lawn to homeless camp,” KIRO TV, October 20, 2014.

Tent City should be embraced, not shunned,” KIRO-FM Ron and Don Show, October 20, 2014.

Homeless camp to move to SPU,” Seattle PI, October 17, 2014.

Being a guest in the homeless community,” The Falcon, October 15, 2014.

SPU aims to bring Tent City 3 back to campus,” Queen Anne/Magnolia News, October 14, 2014.


Update on Tent City 3 at SPU,”, March 5, 2012.

Tent City 3 Resident Visits ASSP Senate on Monday,” The Falcon, February 29, 2012.

Seattle Homeless Are Honorary College Students at SPU,” KIRO-FM, February 23, 2012.

Tent City 3 members feel the love from SPU, community,” Queen Anne/Magnolia News, February 15, 2012.

Students serve meal to Tent City 3,” The Falcon, February 8, 2012.

Student Ambassadors Promote Involvement,” The Falcon, February 1, 2012.

Students assist in Tent City 3 move,” The Falcon, January 25, 2012.

Tent City 3 starts today at SPU,” Queen Anne View, January 21, 2012.

Tent City 3 to be a learning experience for SPU community,” Queen Anne/Magnolia News, January 12, 2012.

Tent City 3 coming to SPU in January,” Queen Anne/Magnolia News,December 6, 2011.

Seattle Pacific University to host Tent City,” Queen Anne View, November 29, 2011.

News and Resources

Photo Essays

Photojournalist Ilona Berzups followed the residents of Tent City 3, documenting their moves and getting to know their stories. Learn more in her photo essays, Tent City Tour and Walking with Giant.

Move in day for TC3

Putting homelessness
front and center

Read about how Seattle Pacific University students, faculty, and staff came together to serve their Tent City 3 neighbors.

SPU Campus

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