Seattle Growth Podcast episode 3: Rising homeless population

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In the third episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Jeff Shulman, learn what it’s like to be homeless in Seattle, and get an expert’s view on how the city’s crisis of homelessness could be solved.

  • Meet Ty Sanders (4:49) who lives on the street, Stu Tanquist (11:18) who lives in Tent City 7 and Charlotte Wheelock (22:25) who lived in her car with her two children.
  • Marty Hartman (35:42), executive director of Mary’s Place, offers her perspective on what can be done to address the challenges of homelessness in Seattle.
  • Shulman also speaks to Max Gibbons, of Tent City 7 (0:00); Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC (2:40); and Parker Ferguson, partner at Flinn Ferguson commercial real estate (3:01).

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is a 13-episode exploration of this booming city’s ongoing transformation. A new episode premieres each Tuesday. The first two the series considered Seattle’s tech boom and the challenges of buying a home in a booming market. Upcoming episodes take on the topics of renting, character and culture, density, emergency services, health care, public utilities, schools, transportation, city budget and visions for the future.

The series is hosted and produced by Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.

Jeff Shulman with Marty Hartman, executive director of Mary’s Place Mary’s Place in Northgate Jeff Shulman with Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC
Marty Hardman, executive director of Mary’s Place My Family Our Home, Mary’s Place in Northgate Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC
Jeff Shulman with Stu Tanquist and Mike Gibbons, Tent City 7 Tent City 7 sign Jeff Shulman with Charlotte Wheelock
Stu Tanquist and Mike Gibbons, Tent City 7 Tent City 7 sign Charlotte Wheelock