Initial Meeting Set Thursday As Everett’s Third Pallet Shelter Project Proposed For City-Owned Land At Glenwood and Sievers-Duecy

July 20, 2022

Everett, Everett Government

The City purchased 40 Pallet Shelters using American Rescue Plan funds.

Everett’s first pallet shelter project behind the Everett Gospel Mission in the 3700 block of Smith Avenue has been successful, recently doubling in size to 40 Pallet Shelters.
A second smaller pallet shelter project is undergoing review. Known as Faith Family Village it will be located at 6708 Candy Road. Here’s a brief description.

These shelters are designed for temporary use by families.

Faith Family Village will be located behind the Faith Lutheran Church and Faith Food Bank at 6708 Cady Rd, Everett. It will include eight 100 square foot pallet shelters for up four family members with power for lighting and heat. One locking box will be placed in each shelter. This would mean a total of 8 families with up to a total of 32 people living on site for a 90 day stay. Medical and companion animals could be considered on a case‐by‐case basis with statement from resident’s doctor that animal is necessary, proof animal has current vaccinations, and
that safety measures are followed.
Located in front of Faith Family Village is Faith Food Bank where residents will be allowed to get nonperishable, shelf stable food every week that they may store in their pallet shelter lock box. There are two other existing structures on site for Faith Family Village. One is a former daycare classroom which will be renovated to include two toilet stalls, two showers, a large sink with vanity, a washer dryer space and lockers for each family to store their bathroom supplies. The second building is a small office space for private meetings with residents and staff.
Families can not cook in their shelter, but there will be a microwave and refrigerator available for food preparation in an area with controlled access exclusively for residents.

A public hearing on this project has been scheduled for August 18th. There is a comment deadline of July 27th. Click here to learn how to participate in the hearing or provide comments. Here is a link to the management plan.

There is a lot of traffic at this location though the area would be completely fenced.

This location is set aside for a future park but funding for that purpose is likely years away.

Now a third pallet shelter project is being proposed for city-owned land at the corner of Sievers-Duecy and Glenwood Boulevard. This would consist of 20 shelters to be occupied by single mothers with children. There is a neighborhood meeting set for Thursday July 21st at Fire Station 4 on Glenwood Avenue to provide more information about this shelter that would be operated by the Volunteers of America Western Washington. Here’s a bit more from VOAWW.
VOAWW is pleased to be partnering with the City of Everett, on ways to alleviate homelessness!

One proposed project is a temporary pallet shelter community located on a vacant parcel off Glenwood and Sievers Duecy Boulevard that will provide critical transitional shelter and wrap-around services to single women from Everett and their children.

We are holding an informational meeting for the public to learn more about this proposed site and to hear ideas, concerns, and support!

What: Meeting to learn about proposed Pallet Community

When: Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Everett Fire Station #4, located at 5920 Glenwood Avenue, in Everett

If you’d like to attend but can’t make this particular session, you’ll have other opportunities. We plan to hold two more in the next few weeks including one that will be virtual.

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