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Dow Constantine


Federal grants create housing opportunities for homeless adults and families

Summary

Seattle and King County have been awarded over $34 million in federal funding that make possible new permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing units to move 164 households from homelessness, and renewal funding for housing and services to support hundreds of vulnerable individuals and families countywide.

Story

Federal funding announced today will support new and ongoing regional efforts to provide housing and services for homeless individuals and families across King County. The $34,457,083 award includes funding to create 164 new units of homeless housing for the region. A total of 63 permanent supportive housing units for chronically homeless single adults will be available through two projects, one located in Seattle and one with scattered sites countywide, in addition to 101 units of rapid re-housing that will be provided through two projects, one for single adults and one for households experiencing domestic violence.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the award following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcements of a record $1.95 billion in total grants awarded nationwide for Continuum of Care homeless assistance programs.

The funding awarded to the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care supports the continuation of 55 community-based projects for a total of 2,410 units of housing: 1,910 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities and 500 units of transitional housing. The total includes funding for two Safe Haven facilities that offer supportive housing for homeless adults with severe mental illnesses.

Also renewed is funding for Coordinated Entry, a standardized assessment process for all homeless persons designed to match the right level of housing and services for every person or family facing a housing crisis, and funding for the Homeless Management Information System, which collects data on services provided to homeless people in programs throughout King County. The award also supports Continuum of Care planning.

Seattle and King County jointly apply for the federal Continuum of Care grants each year. The funding from HUD was provided to the highest performing local programs proven effective in meeting the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their communities.

The full list of organizations receiving funds can be viewed here.

Homeless Assistance Awards for 2017-2018

This information reflects the award for projects funded under the 2016 Seattle-King County Consolidated application for HUD McKinney Continuum of Care funding.

Project Sponsor / Project Name

Award ($)

# Units**

Funding

Term

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Dorothy Day House

25,422

17

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Noel at Bakhita

162,027

20

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Ozanam House

316,414

27

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Ozanam 2

27,395

29

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Patrick Place

143,888

30

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - Rose of Lima House

108,288

13

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority - St. Martins on Westlake

197,739

53

1 year

Auburn Youth Resources - Severson House (Auburn)

123,286

7

1 year

Catholic Community Services - Aloha Inn

201,576

66

1 year

Compass Housing - Cascade Women's Supportive Housing

116,182

32

1 year

Compass Housing Nyer Urness House

515,927

57

1 year

Compass Housing- Ronald Commons (Shoreline)

147,272

12

1 year

Consejo - Mi Casa

64,613

4

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic - Cedar House

168,153

8

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic - Harbor House

348,156

20

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - 1811 Eastlake

642,114

50

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Aurora House

531,419

57

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Canaday House

371,812

83

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Cottage Grove Commons

665,334

66

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Evans House

212,950

26

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center-Interbay

1,201,980

98

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Kerner Scott

443,471

25

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center - Lyon Building

418,991

40

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center – Rainier

536,610

76

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Scattered Site Leasing Program

600,270

53

1 year

El Centro de la Raza - ECR Transitional Housing

17,603

2

1 year

Project Sponsor / Project Name

Award ($)

# Units**

Funding

Term

Evergreen Treatment Services—REACH Scattered Sites Permanent Supportive Housing (Regional)

624,742

30

1 year

Evergreen Treatment Services—REACH Scattered Sites Permanent Supportive Housing Expansion (Regional)

569,726

30

1 year

Friends of Youth - New Ground (Bothell)

123,062

14

1 year

King County All Home – Continuum of Care Planning

1,003,604

N/A

1 year

King County Rapid Re-Housing Program (Regional)

483,231

50

1 year

King County Rapid Re-Housing Program Expansion (Regional)

560,023

50

1 year

King County--Scattered Site Supportive Housing (Regional)

4,356,835

230

1 year

King County Shelter Plus Care(Regional)

8,780,745

494

1 year

Kent Youth and Family Services - Watson Manor (Kent)

38,134

8

1 year

LifeWire - My Friend's Place (Bellevue)

251,744

10

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute - Martin Court

105,000

41

1 year

Multi Service Center Transitional Family Housing (Kent)

26,724

3

1 year

New Beginnings - Home Safe Rapid Rehousing

350,000

17

1 year

Neighborhood House—Working for Housing Stability Rapid Rehousing (Regional)

570,884

25

1 year

Plymouth Housing Group - Coming Home

488,420

150

1 year

Plymouth Housing Group - Williams Apartments

529,608

61

1 year

Salvation Army - Hickman House

77,838

10

1 year

Salvation Army - William Booth Center

253,988

43

1 year

Seattle Division of Youth and Family Empowerment - Rapid Rehousing for Young Adults(Regional)

1,287,755

70

1 year

Seattle King County Rapid Rehousing for Families (Regional)

1,097,701

50

1 year

Solid Ground – Broadview

158,620

20

1 year

Solid Ground Sandpoint Families Permanent Supportive Housing

393,823

27

1 year

Transitional Resources - Avalon Place

34,808

5

1 year

United Indians of All Tribes - United Indians Youth Home

343,565

25

1 year

Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation – Valley Cities Landing (Auburn)

162,531

24

1 year

Youthcare - Home of Hope

181,306

10

1 year

Youthcare - Ravenna House

151,856

12

1 year

Youthcare - Sandpoint Youth

324,869

19

1 year

Youthcare - Straley House

105,602

12

1 year

Project Sponsor / Project Name

Award ($)

# Units**

Funding

Term

YWCA - Anita Vista (Renton)

57,319

14

1 year

YWCA Auburn Transitional (Auburn)

42,540

8

1 year

YWCA - Family Village Permanent Supportive Housing (Redmond)

104,294

10

1 year

YWCA - Opportunity Place

114,450

29

1 year

YWCA - Opportunity Place Expansion

116,630

20

1 year

Homeless Management Information System - (HMIS)

$403,714

HMIS

1 year

Coordinated Entry for All

1,872,500

Coordinated Entry

1 year

Total

34,457,083

 

 

** Units can be houses, apartments, rooms or beds.


Quotes

This funding allows us to quickly provide housing to individuals and families currently on our streets, and to deliver the supportive services they need to achieve and maintain stability in their new homes. We are especially grateful for the support of our federal partners in renewing the funding that sustains our housing and human service efforts, making it possible for hundreds of people with chronic health and behavioral health needs to remain safe and stable in their own homes.

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Moving people quickly into housing is a cornerstone of Seattle’s plan to address homelessness, Pathways Home. The funding announced today will devote more than $34M in programs like rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing and support for homeless youth. This continued federal funding will allow us to advance our homelessness system transformation by focusing our investments on what brings people indoors.

Ed Murray, Seattle Mayor

These grants are essential to our ability to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time in King County. In the past three years, this source of federal support has increased significantly. Not coincidentally, during this same time frame, last year more than 7,000 households moved from homelessness to housed, 25 percent more than in 2012.

Mark Putnam, Director, All Home

We know how to end homelessness and will continue to encourage our local partners to use the latest evidence to achieve success. These grants support proven strategies to end homelessness once and for all.

Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

For more information, contact:

Alex Fryer, Executive's Office, 206-477-7966

Katherine Jolly, Mayor's Office, 206-684-0253

Mark Putnam, All Home, 206-263-9001


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