The number of individuals with disabilities experiencing homelessness for long periods of time in the United States increased by 16% between 2020 and 2022, and homelessness among single individuals has increased as well. This is according to the press release from the 2022 Annual Homeless Assessment Report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development accessible HERE. Everett is not immune to these complex issues, which require coordinated solutions from numerous members of the community to make a positive impact.
We are committed to working with our Everett community on strategies to address rising mental health needs, homelessness, drug use and other issues. These complex issues will not be solved by one single fix, so we have engaged a multi-pronged approach, outlined below.