Applications are now being accepted for resident volunteers to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee for affordable housing and community development programs. Volunteers review applications and recommend funding for projects that benefit low-income persons and neighborhoods in our community. Representatives from the following groups are needed: 1 low-income person, 1 person of racial/ethnic minority, 1 senior citizen or person living with a disability. Applications are due Friday, June 24, 2016. For more information, please review the notice and the application.
*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 items below include Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Eligible non-profit organizations, for-profit developers, and government agencies are invited to apply for competitive funding for eligible projects and programs. Applications are currently being accepted for the following:
- *New* The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is requesting proposals from qualified agencies to operate a Community Resource Center and provide temporary housing to adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Please refer to the Community Resource Center & Temporary Housing Management in the Carnegie Building Request for Proposals (RFP) webpage for more information.
- *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.
Public Comment Periods & Public Hearings
- Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on the Draft 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (2015 CAPER) through September 23, 2016. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment on the report. View the report at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2892/Consolidated-Plan-for-2015-2019.
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.