City Of Everett To Host Virtual Chat And Forum on Housing

January 10, 2021

Everett Government

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The City of Everett is inviting interested persons to participate in two different virtual events as the City works to address issues of adequate housing for all in Everett, Washington. Here are the invitations sent out last week.

Rethink Housing is a multi-year effort to develop a community-wide housing action plan that will include strategies for addressing the housing needs for current and future Everett residents . The housing need in the Everett community includes and additional approximately 23,000 new housing units are needed by 2035 to accommodate the expect growth. More information on the efforts for Rethink Housing can be found here. 

Learn about how we’re rethinking our housing strategy and join the conversation. Join the virtual Rethink Housing forum and chat series (En Español) to learn about housing and homelessness issues in Everett. Upcoming events in January are:

Virtual Chat Sessions: Jan. 12, 1 p.m. & Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

Topic for Discussion: What do you need?

Share needs, thoughts and ideas in small groups about how the City’s policies could change to better support housing for everyone, including housing and sheltering for our homeless community. In our first chat session, participants will have the opportunity to share needs, thoughts and ideas in small groups about how the City’s policies could change to better support housing for everyone, including housing and sheltering for our homeless community. We invite members from all city residential areas, communities of color and underserved community members to share their points of views and experiences.

Click here to join the January 12 chat session that will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

Virtual Forum: Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m.

Welcome keynote speaker President & CEO Nan Roman of National Alliance to End Homelessness as she discusses a national perspective to address homelessness. The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a public education, advocacy and capacity-building organization. Learn about the national landscape of homelessness and the continuum of housing needed for the homeless population, including effects of COVID-19. Information will be presented about national best practices and how those strategies can respond locally to help address homelessness here in Everett.

The virtual forum will be broadcast live on Everett’s YouTube Channel and Everett’s Facebook page.

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