Everett Starting Public Outreach On 1st Low Barrier Housing Project

September 26, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

low barrier housing project

Construction is not expected to start for another year.

On Wednesday the City of Everett Administration and Catholic Housing Services will brief the Everett City Council on plans for the city’s 1st low barrier housing project in central Everett.

That meeting is open to the public and will also be carried live on the Everett TV cable channels and the internet. The meeting begins at 12:30 PM. In addition to that daytime briefing there is a public meeting on Tuesday October 4th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Evergreen Middle School (7621 Beverly Lane)

Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson has sent out a letter to people living in the area where the 1st low barrier housing project has been proposed. In it he explains a bit about the city’s views on housing chronically homeless and invites people in the area to the October 4th meeting. You can see a copy of that letter at the below link…

Low-barrier-invite

The city has put together a four page flyer that explains a lot about the project. You can get that pdf here.

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Yard signs have popped up in neighborhoods around the project.

Many neighbors have great concerns over the project including how many people will be housed that are actually homeless in Everett as opposed to being brought into Everett from cities elsewhere in Snohomish County.

In previous neighborhood meetings, Hil Kaman, Director of Public Health and Safety in Everett has said residents will come from all over Snohomish County. While Everett has the largest concentration of people experiencing homelessness in the area the facility will not be exclusive to those living in Everett. According to Kaman, Snohomish County will determine who gets in through a process known as coordinated entry.

Earlier this year MyEverettNews.com paid an unannounced visit to a facility in Seattle that is similar in size to the one planned for Everett. You can click here to see what we found during that visit.

Again the council briefing is this Wednesday, 12:30 PM inside the council chambers at 3002 Wetmore with the public meeting next Tuesday October 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Evergreen Middle School. Also here’s a link to the city’s supportive housing webpage.




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