Thurston County Board of Health Declares Homelessness a Public Health Crisis in Special Meeting Updated 6/16/18

June 13, 2018 Carolyn Roos 0

UPDATE: The resolution passed. Background, this hearing Thursday morning at 10 am at the courthouse represents a major shift in local government’s responses to homelessness. The Thurston County Commissioners will be considering a resolution declaring homelessness a public health crisis and providing direction to county staff to identify additional resources to mitigate and prevent public health emergencies associated with homelessness.