Seeking public comment on $6M Draft Housing and Community Development Plan

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., March 28, 2022 – Snohomish County released a draft affordable housing and community development plan for the Snohomish County Urban County Consortium that proposes spending over $6 million in federal grant funds to improve housing options and living environments for those in need.

The Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan is available for review and comment through April 22.  A virtual public hearing will be held on April 7.

The plan includes spending over $6 million in federal grant funds, including: $3,261,716 for affordable housing; $1,152,824 for public facility and infrastructure improvements; $729,120 for service programs; and $866,314 for grant planning and administration.

The activities will primarily benefit low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods in our community.  The proposed projects will help the County and Consortium reach goals to maintain and expand affordable housing options for all individuals and families in our community.  The projects will also enhance quality of life for residents through water system and sidewalk improvements and acquisition of a Rural Tender Fire Engine, two home repair programs, construction of affordable housing, and various services for people experiencing homelessness, seniors, victims of domestic violence, and persons with disabilities.

Funding recommendations for projects were made by a Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Advisory Board that provided input on use of these funds.  Projects selected for funding are sponsored by cities, towns, nonprofits, and public agencies.

The draft action plan is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for receipt of grant funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

The Virtual Public Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 9:00 am:

Where:  Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97765368923?pwd=MkxwZVcrR3E3ZFRnTmNoWFE3R0pwdz09
Call-in #:
1-253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 977 6536 8923
Passcode: 681804

To read an online copy of the Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan please go to: https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5645/Consolidated-Plan-for-2020-2024

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 22,2022.  Send comments to Debra May, at debra.may@snoco.org or at the Snohomish County Human Services Department listed above.

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 debra.may@snoco.org.

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 Press Release

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