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

Housing Snohomish County Project

Homelessness in Snohomish County: Causes, Scope and Response

An Affordable Housing Community Breakfast Event

There were an unprecedented number of households seeking assistance from the Snohomish County Homeless Prevention and Response System in 2019. An increasing population, soaring housing costs and lack of resources for affordable housing development contributed to an already charged environment where solutions are challenging and vital.


What is the extent of homelessness? What are the contributing factors? What is being done to work toward a reality where every resident has safe, stable and affordable housing with access to necessary services and economic opportunities?


Join Jesse Jorstad, Lead Data & Program Analyst for the Office of Community and Homeless Services for the latest data and strategies to end homelessness in Snohomish County.

Thank you to our event sponsor

Did you know?
The hourly wage needed to afford an average 2-bedroom apartment in Snohomish County in 2017 was $26.83.
Did you know?
Two parents working full-time for minimum wage would still not be able to afford an average 2-bedroom apartment.
Did you know?
From 2013-2016, rents in Snohomish County increased 28%. Over the same time period, median wages decreased 2.9%.
Did you know?
More than 1 in 7 Snohomish County households spend at least half their income on housing costs.
Did you know?
As of 2016, 3,688 kids in Snohomish County didn\'t have a permanent place to call home.
Did you know?
More than 75% of homeless households\' last address was in Snohomish County.



Affordable Housing Community Breakfast Forum
Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 7:30am-9:00am
Place: Everett Station, 4th floor, Weyerhaeuser Rm
Cost: $20 online registration; $25 at the door.

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Save the Dates!


June 5, 2020
Affordable Housing Conference


September 5, 2020
Affordable Housing Community Breakfast



December 3, 2020
Affordable Housing Community 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 financial support of the following organizations:

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