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Snohomish County unsheltered count decreased from 2023 by 9.6 percent

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 20, 2024 —Snohomish County Human Services has released the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) unsheltered count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night. This survey was supported by the efforts of 274 volunteers, County personnel, and partnering agency staff. The 2024 count identified 1,161 people in 945 households […]

Snohomish County prepares for annual Point-in-Time homeless count

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 12, 2023—The Snohomish County Department of Human Services, in collaboration with community and human service providers, is gearing up for the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. This annual initiative remains a cornerstone in Snohomish County’s commitment to understanding and addressing homelessness within the community. “Every year […]

Volunteers of Lynnwood’s Hygiene Center clean up Gold Park

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 19, 2023—The Lynnwood Hygiene Center closed early on Thursday, May 18, to allow staff member Amberlee Bell, and nine other volunteers the opportunity to clean up neighboring Gold Park. From 4 p.m. until about 4:45 p.m. the crew collected four large bags of trash before reconvening at the Hygiene Center for a […]

Lynnwood’s Hygiene Center struggles to keep up with staggering numbers

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 10, 2023—Every Monday through Saturday morning, Amberlee Bell exits her on-site trailer to prepare the Lynnwood Hygiene Center for operation. The site provides access to private showers, restroom facilities, clothes, and food to people who are homeless and living in extreme poverty. Like many of the six volunteers that work at the […]

Annual Homeless Point-in-Time count highest in over 10 years

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., May 4, 2023—The Annual Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night, was conducted on January 24, 2023. This survey was supported by the efforts of 247 volunteers, County personnel, and partnering agency staff. The 2023 count identified 1,285 people in 1,028 households […]

$15M property turned homeless village to be site of UPS distribution center

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 13, 2023—Last week Aaron, his friend Steve, and dog “Boo Boo” returned to an abandoned plot of land in central Lynnwood to pick up their remaining belongings. Although the two had called the parcel, located on the 18000 block of Highway 99, home for over a year, they didn’t have much – […]

Annual Point-in-Time homeless count to take place on January 24

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EVERETT, Wash., January 11, 2023—In collaboration with community and human service providers, the Snohomish County Department of Human Services is conducting the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless individuals and families in Snohomish County, […]

County seeking feedback on Affordable Housing Business Plan

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 18, 2022—Today, the Snohomish County Human Services Department announced that their draft Business Plan to Fund Affordable Housing, Behavioral Health Facilities, and Related Services is available for public comment. The draft plan can be found here. According to the plan, “These investments will create 100 units of emergency bridge and permanent […]

BREAKING: County approves $20 million purchase of bridge-housing units

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 17, 2022 – After approximately 2 hours of public testimony, the Snohomish County Council with a vote of 3-2 today, will move forward with the agreement to purchase two hotels to significantly boost bridge housing with access to behavioral health services within the County. “The points of agreement between everybody that […]

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