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.

Request For Proposals (RFP)

The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting written proposals from a qualified agency to provide Fair Housing Education and Counseling Services. A Pre-Application Workshop will be held on March 7, 2014 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM. RFP submissions are due to the County on Friday, March 28, 2014. Approximately $95,914* will be available for a twenty-six (26) month period, commencing on May 1, 2014. *Note: The County anticipates having other state or local funds available to support activities under this RFP but the amount is contingent upon funds actually available and final approval. Please refer to the Fair Housing Education and Counseling Services RFP webpage for more information.

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:

  • The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting applications for the 2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round. In Snohomish County, CoC Program funds are currently used to support formerly homeless individuals and families with various Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing projects as well as Supportive Service Only projects.
    In addition to these allowable project components, funding may also be used to provide Rapid Rehousing, and to a limited degree, Homelessness Prevention. The OCHS anticipates that it is unlikely that new Continuum of Care funds will be available and that funding reductions are likely, given the effects of Federal sequestration and information contained in the 2013 CoC Registration Notice.

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.