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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 […]

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, […]

Snohomish County residents brace for 0.1% sales tax increase April 1

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY., Wash., March 22, 2022 – With just days until Snohomish County raises its local sales and use tax to fund affordable housing and behavioral health programs, is now the right time for an increase while the nation is experiencing a 40-year high consumer inflation? Beginning April 1, one tenth of one percent – […]

Point-in-Time Homeless Count to take place Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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EVERETT, Wash., January 10, 2022—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, February 22, 2022. The annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless individuals and families in Snohomish County, […]

Over 50 elected leaders demand a public vote on Snohomish County sales tax increase

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UPDATE: [9:54 a.m. Dec 15, 2021] Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell sends letter of support to county council. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 14, 2021 – Ahead of Wednesday’s county council vote, 58 local elected officials from 20 jurisdictions throughout Snohomish County have signed a letter opposing the effort to increase the countywide sales tax in Snohomish […]

Producer inflation surges to 11-year high of 9.6% for November

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WASHINGTON D.C., December 14, 2021 – Today, in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release of its Producer Price Index (PPI), wholesale inflation rose to an 11-year high of 9.6 percent for the 12 months ended in November. This comes on the heels of last Friday’s announcement by the Bureau of a 6.8% 40-year high […]

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