Port of Seattle Extends Industrial Area Housing

The Port of Seattle’s industrial-zoned Tsubota site will continue be a homeless encampment through November 2020, according to the port commission’s recent decision to extend its lease with the city of Seattle for one year.

“The Port of Seattle is pleased to partner with the City of Seattle and the community in addressing the homelessness crisis in our region,” said Port Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “We hope extending this lease for another year will help more people get shelter and the help they need so they can transition successfully into permanent housing.”

“The Human Services Department is grateful to the port for its support of Interbay Safe Harbor Village,” said Seattle Human Services Department Director Jason Johnson.

“Since 2017 the partnership has made lasting, positive impacts on the lives of over 324 people served, or 277 households, as well as on the surrounding community. HSD is honored to continue this partnership and provide life-saving services and shelter to assist people in finding paths to permanent housing,” he added.

By Karen Robes Meeks