Officials look for ways to address growing homelessness | Beacon Community Spotlight
Crucial data on homeless population anticipated next year
Last updated 10/13/2021 at 12:15pm
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on the growing challenge of homelessness in Snohomish County.
Homelessness has become an increasing issue in Snohomish County, and with more people on the street in recent years, local governments are left to figure out the root of the cause and how to best address it.
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 on a single day tallied a total of 1,132, the highest it has been since 2012.
A reported 673 individuals were unsheltered at...