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Seattle couple opens backyard to help homeless

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Seattle homeowners Kim and Brad Lancaster allowed a homeless camp to open in their backyard after the church housing the people was sold. (Q13 KCPQ) Seattle homeowners Kim and Brad Lancaster allowed a homeless camp to open in their backyard after the church housing the people was sold. (Q13 KCPQ)
SEATTLE (KPTV) -

Homelessness is a growing problem in the Pacific Northwest, but a couple in Seattle say their efforts to solve the problem is leading to new issue with the city.

Kim and Brad Lancaster opened up their backyard and their home to more than a dozen people after a church that was housing them was sold.

"We`d gotten to know these people over time,” Braid said. “They were at that church right across from my office."

The Lancasters maintain that city zoning codes are punishing the homeless, but were able to negotiate with city officials to allow the camp to stay until the spring.

Seattle city officials say they are working on ways to address the homeless problem, including funding for affordable housing.

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