Announcements

Public Comment Period for Draft 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan
Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on the Draft 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2015 Annual Action Plan through April 24, 2015 and will hold a public hearing on the draft plan on April 17, 2015.
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 Consolidated Plan webpage.

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Substantial Amendment
Two proposed amendments to the 2014 Action Plan related to an affordable housing project and a public facility project are open for public review and comment through April 10, 2015.  For more information, please visit the Proposed Plan Amendments web page.

Make Your Voice Heard!  Attend a public hearing ​​on November 12, 18, 19, or 20 and tell us:   
  • What are the most important needs for low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods in our community?
  • How should limited federal funds be used to help meet these needs over the next five years?

Written comments are also invited via e-mail or mail.  View a flyer for more information. 
 [English Flyer] [Russian Flyer]  [Spanish Flyer]

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Substantial Amendments
Two substantial amendments to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and the 2014 Annual Action Plan are available for public review and comment through 5 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014.  The amendments are related to the proposed use of $1.5 million in supplemental CDBG funds for recovery efforts related to the SR 530 Flooding and Mudslide Incident.  For additional information and to view the proposed amendment, please visit the Proposed Plan Amendments web page.

Public Comment Period Open – Draft 2013 Performance Evaluation Report

The Draft 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public review and comment from September 8, 2014, through September 23, 2014. The CAPER reports on 2013 program year performance for HUD housing and community development programs (CDBG, HOME, ESG).  The 2013 program year ended June 30, 2014.
For additional information and to view the draft report, please go to the Draft CAPER page.

Seeking Citizen Representatives
Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to fill two citizen seats currently open on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for housing and community development grant funds.  Representatives of the following groups are needed:  persons of minority background (1 seat) and low-income persons (1 seat).  Letters of interest are due July 16, 2014.  See flyer for more information.  2014 Flyer TAC Citizens 

Draft 2014 Annual Action Plan - Public Comment Period Open

Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on the Draft 2014 Annual Action Plan from March 28, 2014, through April 28, 2014.  All interested persons and organizations are encouraged to comment.  Written comments may be submitted through 4 p.m. on April 28, 2014.  Two public hearings will also be held on April 21st and April 24th.  For additional information and to view the plan, please visit the Draft Plans webpage.  Click here to view a flyer advertising the comment period:  English Language Flyer;  Spanish Language Flyer.

Requests For Proposals (RFP)

  • 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.
  • The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is requesting proposals from agencies to serve the following critical need in Snohomish County: to provide assistance to individuals and families who are facing a housing crisis or some other urgent need, AND who are seeking help after normal business hours. The goal is to enhance the Navigation and Coordinated Entry system in Snohomish County by using approximately $200,000 of PY2015 Community Service Block Grant funds to provide for extended evening and weekend staff hours, coupled with Flexible Funds, to assist clients. A Proposer’s Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in room 6AO4 of the Snohomish County Admin. East Building. 
    Applications must be received by 4:00pm on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015. For more information, please refer to the Community Services Block Grant 2015 RFP webpage.
  • Snohomish County announces 2015 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Targeted Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, and for Services Attached to Transitional Housing for Youth and Services Attached to Permanent Supportive Housing. Announced simultaneously is a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for activities funded with Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) dollars for Tailored Services projects for the following services: Adult Life Skills, Domestic Violence Services, Legal and Dispute Resolution Services, and Youth Coordinated Entry and Prevention Services. The application deadline for both is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015For more information, please visit the Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) Applications for Available Funds webpage.

Partnership to End Homelessness Board Information and Meeting Schedule.
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). 

Public Hearings on Community Needs & Program Performance
Two public hearings will be held on December 12 and December 13. All interested persons are invited to attend. Provide input on community needs for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, and services for 2014 CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds. Hear about last year’s program performance and provide feedback. Persons unable to attend may submit written comments. For additional information, please view the Public Hearing Notice. Help us spread the word about the hearings with these flyers:

Proposed Substantial Amendment to Action Plans
One substantial amendment to the Snohomish County Consortium’s 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans is available for public review and comment through 4 p.m. on November 8, 2013. The amendment would increase the HOME funding for the HASCO Glenwood Apartments project in Lake Stevens. For additional information and to view the proposed amendment, please visit the Plan Amendments webpage.

Notices of Funding Availability
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:
 
  • Snohomish County announces a 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for activities funded with Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) dollars for Tailored Services projects for the following services: Adult Life Skills, Domestic Violence Services, Legal and Dispute Resolution Services, and Youth Coordinated Entry and Prevention Services.
    Announced simultaneously are separate Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Targeted Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, and for Services Attached to Transitional Housing for Youth and Services Attached to Permanent Supportive Housing.
    The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.
    For more information, please visit the Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) Applications for Available Funds webpage. 
  • Snohomish County announces the availability of applications for affordable housing, public facility, and infrastructure projects benefitting low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods. An estimated $3.5 million is available in federal and local grant funding under the CDBG, HOME, AHTF, and 1/10th of 1 percent Sales Tax programs. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 10, 2014
    • 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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, October 6, 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.
    • For public facility and infrastructure project applications, please refer to the Public Facility & Infrastructure Projects webpage. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Housing Application Workshop scheduled at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 6, 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.

2013 HOME Limits
HUD has published the 2013 HOME Limits (for income and rent) effective June 1, 2013. Please note that the HOME income and rent limits may be lower than the 2013 Low-Income Tax Credit Program income and rent limits. For projects receiving both HOME and tax credit funds, the most restrictive limits apply. View the 2013 HOME Limits.