5/18/2012--Seattle, WA, USA..Rick, 46, originally from Fall City, WASH., now a resident at Tent City 3...SHARE/WHEEL's Tent City 3, a self-managed homeless community, is at St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle where it will remain until mid-June. Overseen by SHARE/WHEEL, a nonprofit Seattle-based homelessness advocacy group, the tent city is part solution to homeless persons? need for shelter and part ongoing PR effort to keep the homelessness issue in the public eye...Every January in King County, WASH.,, volunteers count the number of people living outdoors in green spaces, under bridges and in alleys. In 2006, according to the nonprofit Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, the ?One Night Count? found 1,946 people living on the street. This year, the number was up to 2,594, although it has fallen from its peak of 2,827 in 2009. And according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), total homelessness in Seattle and King County rose 14.1 percent between 2006 and 2010. ...©2012 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.