*New* 2015 Snohomish County Community Needs Assessment
The Snohomish County Human Services Department (HSD) today announced the release of the 2015 Snohomish County Community Needs Assessment (CNA). The CNA is a study of needs and services for households that are low-income in Snohomish County. The CNA is intended to help public and private agencies plan for service delivery, policy changes, and create better awareness of what poverty looks like in Snohomish County. It is critical that Snohomish County understands the needs of its residents and provides the best possible services tailored to those needs.
The Snohomish County Human Services Department is requesting concept papers from Snohomish County cities and towns for a Homeless Pilot Project. The deadline for submission of concept papers is 4:00PM Thursday, March 10, 2016. Please refer to the Municipal Homeless Pilot Project Request for Concept Papers (RCFP) webpage for more information.
Public Comment Periods & Public Hearings
- *NEW* Draft 2016 Annual Action Plan Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment of the Draft 2016 Annual Action Plan through April 18, 2016 and will hold a public hearing on April 12, 2016. All interested persons, public agencies, organizations, local governments, and other parties are encouraged to review and comment on the plan and to attend the public hearing.For additional information and to view the plan, please visit the 2015-2019 Con Plan webpage.
- Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $400,000 in HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds for a tenant-based rental assistance program for program years 2015 to 2019. Funding is estimated at this time and additional funding may become available. These funds are to assist extremely low and low-income persons who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or unstably housed to obtain permanent housing. Funds may only be used to provide security and utility deposits. However, if additional funds become available, rental assistance may also be provided. A pre-application workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in Public Meeting Room 1 (1st floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building).
Applications must be received by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. For more information, please refer to the HOME-TBRA RFP webpage.
Historically, the Homeless Policy Task Force Coordinating Committee (HPTF CC) and the Investing in Families Strategic Advisory Committee (SACC) functioned as separate bodies to fulfill the needs of our community around issues of homelessness and poverty. On August 29, 2013, the two bodies agreed to merge and function under one new governance structure. To facilitate the transition to one governing body, the current members of both bodies were appointed to an Interim Board charged with creating a governance charter over the course of three meetings and several committees. On December 19, 2013, the new governance charter and name of the board were ratified. More information is available on the Partnership to End Homelessness Board webpage. The first meeting of the new board will be February 24, 2014, 9:00am to 11:00am in the United Way Boardroom (3120 McDougall Ave., one block west of Everett Station in downtown Everett).
Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Eligible non-profit organizations, for-profit developers, and government agencies are invited to apply for competitive funding for eligible projects and programs. Applications will be accepted for the following categories:
- *New* Snohomish County announces the availability of applications for multi-unit affordable housing rental projects benefitting low- and moderate-income persons, and for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Operating Support. An estimated $1.8 million is available in federal HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2016.
For housing project applications and related information, please refer to the Housing Projects webpage. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Housing Application Workshop scheduled at 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in conference room 6A04 on the sixth floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration Building East) on the County campus at 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett.