Homeless people park just north of Boeing Field, the King County International Airport. In Seattle, about one-third of unsheltered homeless people live in vehicles, according to recent homeless counts. A King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the city’s impoundment of one homeless man’s truck violated the state’s homestead act – a frontier-era law that protects properties from forced sale – because he was using it as a home.
Homeless people park just north of Boeing Field, the King County International Airport. In Seattle, about one-third of unsheltered homeless people live in vehicles, according to recent homeless counts. A King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the city’s impoundment of one homeless man’s truck violated the state’s homestead act – a frontier-era law that protects properties from forced sale – because he was using it as a home. Ted S. Warren AP file
Homeless people park just north of Boeing Field, the King County International Airport. In Seattle, about one-third of unsheltered homeless people live in vehicles, according to recent homeless counts. A King County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the city’s impoundment of one homeless man’s truck violated the state’s homestead act – a frontier-era law that protects properties from forced sale – because he was using it as a home. Ted S. Warren AP file

Homeless man’s truck is his home, judge rules. Advocates say ruling has broad implications.

March 05, 2018 08:32 AM