On Mar. 9, 2023, Mayor Franklin issued a mayoral directive to address the lack of suitable housing options to accommodate the needs of residents at different stages of life.
"We need clear, effective solutions that support our goal of ensuring there are housing choices available for our current and future residents, including support for those who are unsheltered. While many unsheltered people in the community are also struggling with untreated behavioral health conditions, the issues of homelessness and behavioral health are wholly separate and will require entirely different responses.
Every person in Everett deserves a roof over their head. Our residents deserve a safe place to live and housing options that meet their needs. We must act now to ensure the success and well-being of our city." – Mayor Franklin