Thursday’s letter, “Housing beats the alternative” also misses the point. Apodments are not designed for “homeless” people. Typically, a homeless person might not be able to afford the $400-600 dollars a month rent for an apodment in Snohomish, or anywhere. These are designed for the low income; temporarily assigned relocated worker; students; young people starting out and anyone who doesn’t require a large space for their needs.
Apodments are a response to the high cost of housing, especially downtown Seattle. In Seattle these units will cost at least $400, and higher, per month. This does beat the alternative of $1,000 to $1,500 per month cost for an average apartment in Seattle.
We have shelters for homeless people, albeit probably not enough.