Carlos Abitia, left, greets Bellingham Fire Capt. Jeff Brubaker in September near a vacant lot where Abitia, who's homeless and living outdoors, often sleeps. The Whatcom County Council has formed an 11-member Homeless Strategies Workgroup made up of representatives from city and county government, social service groups that help the homeless, and organizations that represent businesses.
Carlos Abitia, left, greets Bellingham Fire Capt. Jeff Brubaker in September near a vacant lot where Abitia, who's homeless and living outdoors, often sleeps. The Whatcom County Council has formed an 11-member Homeless Strategies Workgroup made up of representatives from city and county government, social service groups that help the homeless, and organizations that represent businesses. Robert Mittendorf rmittendorf@bhamherald.com
Carlos Abitia, left, greets Bellingham Fire Capt. Jeff Brubaker in September near a vacant lot where Abitia, who's homeless and living outdoors, often sleeps. The Whatcom County Council has formed an 11-member Homeless Strategies Workgroup made up of representatives from city and county government, social service groups that help the homeless, and organizations that represent businesses. Robert Mittendorf rmittendorf@bhamherald.com

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