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Homelessness in Snohomish County continues to grow | Beacon Community Spotlight

 

Last updated 10/6/2021 at 4:48pm

Christopher Kim

A close-up of the debris left behind at an abandoned homeless camp by 164th Street in Mill Creek.

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County has continued to increase in recent years.

According to a 2020 report from the Snohomish County Human Services Department, a point-in-time (PIT) count of homeless people living in the county tallied a total of 1,132. The PIT Count includes people residing in emergency shelters, using transitional housing, and living without shelter. The total was the highest it had been since 2012.

That number has since grown, according to Snohomish County Human Services outreach specialist Amy Wheat.

Wheat works with the Snohomish County Of...



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