• Interview

“That Night We Slept Outside in the Street”

“It was snowy that day, all the family carrying all our belongings and my mum was crying and crying.” Solomon Muche remembers the day he and his family were evicted from their home. Solomon and his family had come to the U.S. as refugees from Ethiopia in September of 2012 when he was 14 years old. The following December, his parents could no longer afford to pay their rent, and together with Solomon and his three younger brothers and sister, they lost their housing. Here Solomon talks to his mentor—shelter volunteer Elizabeth Stein—about the experience, and how he’s come a long way since then.

Their story aired on KUOW in June of 2015.

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