Kyle and Lyle may not have a house or apartment to live in, but they consider Bothell to be home. Lyle has been living outside in the area for three years, while Kyle has been doing the same for six years.
“There are a lot of good people here,” Lyle, who has been homeless for a total of eight years, said.
They ask passersby for money, and sometimes people are generous enough to get them a night in a hotel room, which Lyle said happens about once or twice a month.
Both of them have stayed in shelters before, too, but Kyle, who has been homeless off and on for nine years and is in his 30s, described those experiences as highly unpleasant, saying he was “sardined in there with people with lice, bedbugs and poor hygiene.”Continue Reading