With nearly 3,000 young adults roaming the streets looking for a place to sleep, Tacoma’s homeless problem has become critical.
“Shared Housing Services” formed in January to fight the problem. According to the organization, Pierce County is one of the only in the state without emergency or transitional housing for teens, escalating the situation.
“They’re sleeping on benches, abandoned homes, foreclosed homes,” said Carley Cysensky, a housing specialist.
In some cases, it can be a lot worse.