The elevation pictured above demonstrates how the multifamily buildings are screened from view from Norton Ave.
More about this collaboration
In the 2017-2018 school year, there were 1,266 students in the Everett Public Schoolsexperiencing homelessness. Nationwide, the number of homeless students has increased by 100% in thepast 10 years. In our own community, these students are living in shelters, cars, or on the streets. This isa statistic that must change. Everett Public Schools and Housing Hope are collaborating to support thesevulnerable members of our community with a new property in Everett.
Children born into poverty and those who experience significant traumas are more likely to raise their own families in the same conditions. Housing Hope has been working for over 31 years to breakthis cycle using stable housing, supportive services, and job training to help get families back on their feet. When a homeless student can live in safe, stable housing, their grades can improve. They can focus on studying and healing instead of where their next meal will come from. Once they graduate, children with high school diplomas are more likely to earn higher wages and break the cycle of poverty that they were born into.
Nearly three acres of vacant land has been identified southwest of Sequoia High School. This land is owned by Everett Public Schools and leased to Housing Hope. Construction would begin in the summer of 2022 and would be completed in 2023, subject to the approval of a special property use permit and financing.
The new construction will have 44 units and will be a safe, stable, and supportive place for families experiencing homelessness with students attending Sequoia High School and other schools within Everett Public Schools. The design will be reflective of the historic character of the neighborhood.
The site is presently zoned R-1, with neighboring properties zonedR-3 and R-4. An application for Special Property Use Permit will be submitted to the City of Everett and a public hearing for community input will follow.
To break the cycle of poverty and homelessness, housing isn’t enough. The hallmarks of
Housing Hope programs include supporting parents by helping them remove barriers to employment andincreased income. Children are supported in overcoming trauma and succeeding in school. Our goal is for families to achieve self-sufficiency and thrive.
Housing Hope in your community:
Housing Hope sites are safe, clean, and beautiful properties. We operateover 544 units of housing throughout Snohomish County, including 11 properties in Everett.
About Housing Hope: Founded in 1987, we recognize that safe, secure, and affordable housing is only the first step in solving poverty for struggling families. The innovative concept to provide a full range of housing with housing-related support services is a hallmark of our mission. Housing Hope combines affordable housing with tailored services such as life-skills training, childcare, case management, and employment services. We also offer homeownership opportunities for low-income individuals of Snohomish County and Camano Island.
Opportunity for input: There will be extensive opportunity to provide input on this project. We will distribute information to the neighborhood, and post information on this website as plans progress. Please check back often, and contact email@example.com with any questions.