Compass for 5/29/21

The pandemic has upended the homeless shelter system, and even before COVID-19, the lack of availability of affordable housing and the homelessness crisis were in need of both urgent and long-term solutions. Jefferson County has its eyes on a 14.4-acre parcel in Port Townsend to build out a campus that would include housing for the homeless, transitional tiny houses, a shelter, and a full array of wrap-around services. In this edition of Compass, we speak with County Commissioner Greg Brotherton about the process, community input, and consideration of available alternatives.