Spokane Valley deals with homelessness amid coldsnap


Last updated 1/26/2024 at 1:13pm

Clare McGraw

Valley Herald

SPOKANE VALLEY – The bitter cold has brought attention to the plight of the homeless, with an estimated 80-100 individuals grappling with the harsh conditions, according to Jill Smith, the city’s communications manager.

Adding to the gravity of the situation, Smith revealed, “Our school districts in the Valley estimate that 700 kids do not have a permanent home, meaning they may be living in a hotel or temporarily staying with friends or family.”

Addressing the issue as a collective effort, Smith emphasized the regional collaboration between Spokane Valley...

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