30 Pallet Shelters Appear Ready To Go Behind Clare’s Place In Everett, Washington

October 14, 2023


Editor’s Update 1:40 PM: The City of Everett just posted the following to their social media platforms regarding the Pallet Shelters.

Photo Credit: City of Everett

This week, City of Everett staff and partners jumped into gear to assist Catholic Community Services with determining safe, alternate accommodations for residents of Clare’s Place as CCS addresses contamination in the building. We worked around the clock to create a plan and prepare a nearby, City-owned site to accommodate Pallet units. The units were delivered yesterday and now, they’re assembled and ready for Clare’s Place residents!
A big thank you to our dedicated staff, Snohomish County, Pallet Shelter and other key partners who helped make this happen so quickly. The health and safety of our community, including the residents and staff at Clare’s Place, remains our top priority.

Vacate Sign

These signs were posted on the building Friday by Snohomish County Health Department

Pallet shelters

Crews worked all night in the wind and rain.

A generator is providing temporary power until PUD can hard wire the site.

There appear to be 30 pallet shelters ready to go.

Pallet Shelters

Crews from Pallet and the City of Everett worked all night.

Initial Post 1:03 PM: On Friday big red “Advised to Vacate” signs were posted on the doors of Clare’s Place by the Snohomish County Department of Health. We reported yesterday that 48 of the 65 units had signs of drug contamination.

Meanwhile crews from the City of Everett alongside workers from Everett-based Pallet spent the last 48 hours including all night Friday night in the wind and rain clearing and prepping a space and assembling 30 pallet shelters at the north end of the Clare’s Place building on City of Everett property.

A worker told me a generator will provide power for now, then Snohomish PUD will run hard wire early next week but the shelters will be ready to use today.

Reportedly there will also be showers and Port-a-potties.

I’ve reached out to Will Rice with Catholic Community Services to see what the plan and timeline is for residents to move into the pallet shelters or if there are also other options.

I’ll let you know what we find out and pass that along.

Here are a few photos of how things looked this morning.


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