Siting Homeless Shelters event on February 16

Effective approaches to siting homeless shelters is the topic of a free session on February 16, 12-1:30 p.m., at PSRC.

Many local governments are actively working to provide short- and long-term shelter and services for those in need.

Homelessness is a growing concern for every central Puget Sound community.

In 2016, over 23,000 people, including children, experienced homelessness in the four-county region.

Despite the growing need for shelters and community support to end homelessness, siting shelters is challenging and many proposed shelters are met with fierce opposition.

This session will include presentations from several cities that have recently sited shelters, along with a panel discussion.

Speakers will include Jeff Wilson, City of Federal Way; Becky McCrary, City of Everett; Colleen Kelly, City of Redmond; David Bowling, Congregation for the Homeless; Leslie Miller, City of Kirkland; and Klaus Nijhuis, A Regional Coalition for Housing.

This free event is part of PSRC’s monthly peer networking series focused on best practices and resources for local planning and implementation. All are welcome to attend.

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