Homeless advocacy group wants to provide tent camp at City Hall this winter

Jim Peterson, president of Homes Now!, talks to the Bellingham City Council on Nov. 19, 2018 about Winter Haven, a temporary homeless camp that would allow 20 tents in part of a parking lot at City Hall this winter.
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Jim Peterson, president of Homes Now!, talks to the Bellingham City Council on Nov. 19, 2018 about Winter Haven, a temporary homeless camp that would allow 20 tents in part of a parking lot at City Hall this winter.

Kie Relyea has been a reporter at The Bellingham Herald since 1997 and currently writes about social services and recreation in Whatcom County. She started her career in 1991 as a reporter and editor in Northern California.