Snohomish County purchases second hotel for housing homeless population

The county has purchased hotels in Everett and Edmonds with pandemic relief funding. The hotels will be converted into temporary housing.

EDMONDS, Wash. — Snohomish County announced Monday it is purchasing a second hotel to help house people transitioning out of homelessness. 

The building is currently America’s Best Value Inn off Highway 99 in Edmonds. The county said there are 55 units that will be converted to time-limited bridge housing.

“Mountlake Terrace, Lynwood, Edmonds, we don’t have any facilities in south county so this gives us all an opportunity to support people,” said Edmonds Deputy Parks, Recreation and Human Services Director Shannon Burley.

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