The Seattle City Council is set to consider an ordinance that would require 30 days' notice before clearing out homeless encampments.
KING-TV reports that the proposal calls for the 30 days' notice, during which time the city would need to offer housing, outreach services and basic garbage and sanitation services.
The new ordinance reserves the right to remove residents more quickly if they are in a dangerous situation.
ACLU of Washington officials say they support the ordnance and that the city's current policy for people sleeping outside isn't working.
The council is expected to review the ordinance Thursday.