Stop the Sweeps Seattle

We are a group of concerned members of the community who feel that our unhoused neighbors on the streets need to be treated with dignity and respect. We are not okay with the status quo of sitting idly by while the city and state sweep them from place to place while ignoring their needs and making their daily existence harder and quality of life worse. 

We have decided that the best way we can help our community is to bring this one very large problem into the spotlight and put more pressure on the people conducting and responsible for the sweeps.

3 protests

November 14, 2017, 8:30 am

Seattle, WA

Budget Votes! Pack City Hall to Stop the Sweeps, Pass HOMES TAX

Hundreds flooded City Hall for the budget hearing on November 1-2 to demand the City Council put an end to the sweeps of homeless encampments, and tax big business to fund services and affordable housing. We can win this! We did it last year...

November 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Seattle, WA

Housing Not Sweeps Community Event

Please join us for a neighborhood meeting and discussion on how we can stop the city-funded sweeps of unsheltered communities and tax big business to build affordable housing with the city budget this year. We want to make sure voices that are...

November 1, 2017, 4:00 pm

Seattle, WA

Stop the Sweeps Action! Public Hearing & All-Night Campout

Nov 2nd is the 2-year anniversary of former Mayor Murray's 'State of Emergency' on homelessness, but the inhumane and ineffective strategy of sweeps is still continuing.

We can stop the sweeps this year, before winter comes, and tax big...