The mission of the Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County
is to provide strategic leadership in crafting policy and program
solutions to affordable housing challenges in Snohomish County.



“Examining the Front Door of the Homeless

Housing System”

March 9, 2017 – 7:30am-9:00am

Weyerhaeuser Room, 4th Floor, Everett Station


To date, analysis of homelessness in Snohomish County has focused primarily on what happens to persons while they are enrolled in homeless housing programs. While data gathered during those enrollments has a lot to tell us, it cannot tell us the size of the problem. This presentation will showcase a publicly available data dashboard designed to look at the front door of the homeless housing system and answer key questions about how many people are trying to access housing and what happens after a household contacts coordinated entry.

Jess Jorstad is the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead for the Everett/Snohomish County CoC. She draws on her 10-year background in homeless housing and experience in administering CoC projects and development of performance benchmarks as she builds visualizations to easily consume large quantities of data. These dynamic visualizations aid the investigation of system trends, program performance, and overall data quality by highlighting every corner of the HMIS dataset.

When not wrangling unruly data, she administers the HMIS, including implementing HUD standards and updates. She oversees the Coordinated Entry system data structure, and supports the Data Committee as they provide recommendations to the CoC Board to drive system change toward ending homelessness.

Thank you to our Breakfast sponsor

Did you know?
The hourly wage needed to afford a 2 bedroom apartment is $18.98, while the minimum wage is Washington State is $8.55.
Did you know?
A family with a median household income can\'t qualify for a mortgage for a median priced home.
Did you know?
In Snohomish County, 224 households may lose their homes this year due to mobile homes park closures.
Did you know?
A minimum wage worker needs to work a minimum of 89 hours per week to afford a two bedroom apartment.
Did you know?
Families with children make up 30% of the homeless in Snohomish County.
Did you know?
On an average night, over 2,300 people are homeless in Snohomish County.

Breakfast Registration

Affordable Housing Breakfast Forum
March 9, 2017
4th Floor Weyerhaeuser Rm, Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave
Cost: $15 w/online registration by March 6.
$20 per person at the door (includes hot breakfast buffet)
Cancellation & refund requests must be made in writing by December 5

Registration Fee
Name & Organization ea person

Future Events

June 2, 2017, 8:00am-2:00pm
Affordable Housing Breakfast


Thank You

The Consortium is grateful for its member organizations who regularly contribute their time, money and knowledge to our work. Independent of membership, the Consortium is also grateful for the 2015-16 financial support of the following organizations:

1st Security Bank
Beacon Development
Campion Foundation
Citi Community Foundation
Community Foundation of Snohomish County
EverTrust Foundation
Everett Housing Authority
Shelter Resources, Inc
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Union Bank Foundation
United Way of Snohomish County
WA Community Reinvestment Association
WA State Housing Finance Commission