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Homelessness in Snohomish County continues to grow

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Last updated 9/30/2021 at 8:45am

Christopher Kim

An abandoned homeless camp is located by 164th Street SW 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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