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Fall 2022

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and safe spaces for anyone transitioning from homelessness to more permanent housing." How? By fabricating private sleeping cabins with lockable doors that can be easily assembled anywhere. Composed of fiberglass- reinforced plastic, foam Temporary shelter—safe, clean, and private—is key to attaining stability, accessing care, and moving towards a permanent home. H omelessness is a national problem. While a lot of the media focus has been on California, all major cities in the U.S. have large homeless populations, especially where affordable housing is scarce. Depending on who's counting, King County alone has between 13,000 and 40,000 unhoused people. For many individuals, past run-ins with the justice system insulating cores for shelves and panels, and aluminum framing, Pallet cabins are less expensive than traditional shelters and can be deployed quickly and cheaply to create rapid-response villages anywhere in the country. For Amy King, CEO and founder of Pallet, the company's business MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Delivering Hope and Housing BY JAMES SLONE CONTENT STRATEGIST MBAKS PHOTOS COURTESY OF PALLET Cabins at Chandler Village in Los Angeles Right: Residents Michael and Kimberly with companions in front of a Pallet cabin in Alexandria Park Village, Los Angeles Everett-based Pallet is helping lift people out of homelessness one shelter at a time. and struggles with addiction or mental health make it difficult to utilize traditional shelters. But a temporary shelter that is clean, safe, and private can help them attain stability, access care, and move towards a permanent home. That's where Pallet comes in. A public benefit corporation based in Everett, Pallet's mission is to create "private 25 FALL 2022 | master BUILDER IN EVERY ISSUE

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