Everett To Name Preferred Low Barrier Provider Wednesday

May 26, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

The City of Everett has identified the area in red below as the preferred location for the first low barrier provider to build and operate a housing facility in the city. Click photos to enlarge.

low barrier provider

The site is on Berkshire behind the Peking Duck and north behind Jiffy Lube east of Evergreen Way.

The site borders Berkshire behind the Peking Duck.

The site borders Berkshire behind the Peking Duck.

The site stretches north behind Jiffy Lube.

The site stretches north behind Jiffy Lube.

On May 11th the City Council authorized the city to seek request for qualifications for an organization to build and operate Everett’s first low barrier housing facility. Those proposals are due May 31st. On June 1st the city will announce one selection from the proposals and ask the city council to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement with the selected provider. Click here to see what the city council is being asked to approve.

The exclusive negotiating agreement is set to last nine months. In the briefing papers to the city council the city writes “The reason for the accelerated pace of the Request For Qualifications is to coordinate this action with the Everett Housing Authority’s Request For Proposals currently on the street for Section 8 Vouchers. The proposal deadline for that competition is mid-June 2016, and it would be very beneficial for the financing of the City project if the City-selected provider could succeed in that competition. Accordingly, it makes sense for the City to select a provider now, so that the selected provider can represent in its proposal for Section 8 Vouchers that it is the City’s selected provider and has secured exclusive negotiating rights for the property.”

There is a public hearing scheduled on June 8th to discuss changes to the Everett Zoning code to allow low barrier housing in Everett.

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