– “Thurston County PIT census shows 43 percent increase in homeless population”
“Thurston County has released the results of its 2018 Point in Time Count of Homeless People, which showed that the number of homeless people in the county has increased significantly.
“On January 25, 2018, the day of the PIT census, 828 homeless people were counted. 324 of those were identified as unsheltered. Those numbers represent a 43 percent increase in Thurston County’s homeless population in one year.”
“‘The results of the latest census are extremely alarming, and indicate that we are in the midst of a major homeless and affordable housing crisis in our community,’ said Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Director Schelli Slaughter.” quoting the Business Examiner.