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Public input sought on affordable housing and community development needs

Snohomish County announces two public hearings related to the planning process for federal affordable housing and community development funds

EVERETT, Wash., November 24, 2021 – Snohomish County invites all interested persons to provide input on local community needs for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development projects to be funded with 2022 federal grant funds and to provide input on 2020 grant performance.

Snohomish County, in consortium with 19 cities and towns within the County, receives approximately $5 million in federal funds each year under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.  The grant funds help support local affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services, and economic development projects that benefit low-to-moderate income persons and neighborhoods in Snohomish County.

The use of these grant funds is guided by a five-year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which establishes goals based on community needs. Each year, Snohomish County, as lead agency of the consortium, is required to develop an Action Plan for use of these funds.  The 2022 Action Plan will cover the period between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

The Virtual Public Hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. 

For more information and to participate in the public hearings,  please visit:

Snohomish County will also accept written comments.  Comments may be sent to Debra May at or by mail at Snohomish County Human Services Department – OHCD, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 305, Everett, WA 98201.

For more information, to request a reasonable accommodation, or to request a foreign language interpreter, contact Debra May, Human Services Department at (425) 388-3264 or at

The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community.  The Housing & Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.

Content Source: Snohomish County Govt Press Release

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