Pallet Shelter pilot project

Pallet shelter being assembled

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About the project

The purpose of the Pallet Shelter Pilot is to increase shelter opportunities for individuals with barriers to other shelter options. The pilot will help address public health and safety concerns while providing Pallet Shelter residents with resources available through the City's Community Outreach and Enforcement Team (COET) and the Everett Gospel Mission, who will manage the site. This innovative pilot project is the culmination of months of research by multiple City departments to address homelessness issues in our city.


The proposed site of this project is located at the northeast portion of the 3700 block of Smith Avenue

Click here to view the draft site plan.

Proposed timeline

February 2021 

  • City council approved the acceptance of the grant and contract with Snohomish County Human Services
  • Neighborhood outreach

March - June 2021

  • Land use agreement / land use application
  • Continued neighborhood and community outreach
  • Consideration of no sit/no lie ordinance
  • Site preparation & Pallet purchase
  • Managing agency agreement  

July 2021

  • Goal for Pallet Shelter Pilot to open

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