Snohomish County lacks shelter capacity to participate in state program

The Days Inn on Everett Mall Way on Aug. 8, in Everett. The motel is one of two recently purchased by the county to shelter the homeless. (Ryan Ber...

November 16, 2022
7:34 AM

The Days Inn on Everett Mall Way on Aug. 8, in Everett. The motel is one of two recently purchased by the county to shelter the homeless. (Ryan Berry / The Herald) EVERETT — Snohomish County officials say they lacked — and continue to lack — the shelter capacity to help in an effort to house people living on state-owned rights of way. In total, the county has 683 shelter beds available year-round, with a little over a quarter of those open through a voucher program, according to county human services director MJ Brell Vujovic.

Jake Goldstein-Street