U-District homeless shelter for young people now forced to search for new site
SEATTLE -- Neighborhoods across the Seattle area are undergoing major transformations as light rail extensions get closer to completion. The pace of life in the University District is changing. As light rail comes in, buildings are going up, and some longtime services are on their way out. “Nonprofits would be shortsighted not to see that this is the writing on the wall in this district,” said Arthur Padilla, interim executive director of Roots, a nonprofit homeless shelter providing services to youth ages 18-26.