Tacoma solid waste management worker Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by homeless people at a camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. City staff has recommended spending upwards of $7 million in 2018 to continue addressing the city’s homelessness crisis. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file
Tacoma solid waste management worker Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by homeless people at a camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. City staff has recommended spending upwards of $7 million in 2018 to continue addressing the city’s homelessness crisis. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file

Tacoma could spend $7 million on homelessness next year, balancing shelter with enforcement

October 06, 2017 09:15 PM

UPDATED October 08, 2017 10:43 AM