Support sales tax: Beggars and homeless are here | Guest View
Last updated 12/16/2021 at 8:43am
I have lived in Edmonds for almost 40 years, and never seen beggars and homeless people in our area like I see today.
A friend visiting Edmonds last fall recently commented that homelessness in our area was terrible, and she didn't understand why it was such a problem. This was uncomfortable, as I have always loved and been proud to live in Edmonds.
Ironically, I was trying to help a relative with severe mental illness find a place to live because he was homeless. I worked with him for a month through the Snohomish County 211 system, as we were told by the Housing Authority it was the onl...