Yakima's Winter Homeless Shelters in Jeopardy - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Yakima's Winter Homeless Shelters in Jeopardy

Posted: Updated:

YAKIMA, WA. -- Imagine not having a home to go to on these cold fall days or even worse, in the  coming Winter months.

In Yakima, some winter homeless shelters may be in jeopardy. For the past seven years, the city has allowed churches to break fire code during the winter to house more homeless people. But now, the city's worried about liability issues and is re-considering.

"It gives us an opportunity to work through the cold winter months," Joe Willis, Director of Rod's House said. "And (help) find solutions for them, for permanent housing or they go back to school, find a job, so they can be self sufficient."

City officials and members of the homeless network plan to meet tomorrow to discuss a possible agreement before Winter sets in. A study session on this is also planned for November 12th.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Two cross country athletes show great sportsmanship

    Two cross country athletes show great sportsmanship

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:57:14 GMT

    A video going around social media is showcasing the true definition of good sportsmanship.

    More >>

    A video going around social media is showcasing the true definition of good sportsmanship.

    More >>
  • Senior Times Expo changes location

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:56:57 GMT

    KENNEWICK, WA-  Hundreds of senior citizens attended the Senior Times Expo at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex today. The bi-annual event was at this venue for the first time since the start of the expo in 2013. 

    More >>

    KENNEWICK, WA-  Hundreds of senior citizens attended the Senior Times Expo at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex today. The bi-annual event was at this venue for the first time since the start of the expo in 2013. 

    More >>
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partners with LanzaTech to help create new kind of fuel

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partners with LanzaTech to help create new kind of fuel

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:18:45 GMT

    RICHLAND: Reducing our carbon footprint has been something that we have been striving to do for years. There there are many easy ways we can reduce our footprint, like choosing to drive less, planting a garden, or recycling. But- What about using pollution to actually fuel the way we get from point A to point B. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently partnered with a Chicago-based biotech company to create a cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuel product. Lanza-T...

    More >>

    RICHLAND: Reducing our carbon footprint has been something that we have been striving to do for years. There there are many easy ways we can reduce our footprint, like choosing to drive less, planting a garden, or recycling. But- What about using pollution to actually fuel the way we get from point A to point B. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently partnered with a Chicago-based biotech company to create a cleaner and more environmentally friendly fuel product. Lanza-T...

    More >>