018- Family Homelessness Washington State
Michael Daily lives in a tent hidden near Seattle's Interbay rail yard and makes his living panhandling near the Ballard Bridge. Daily, a construction tradesman by training, tells the story of how he broke his back in two places in an accident during the construction of the new King County Court House. The subsequent disability has made him unemployable. After waiting a year for an appointment at the Seattle Housing Authority, Daily says he was denied emergency housing because he has a criminal record -- the homeless man was arrested for criminal trespass for sleeping in a shop doorway.