Planning and Relocation Specialist
Public Comment Welcome on County’s Federal Grant Performance
Comments on performance under three grant programs for affordable housing and community development activities will be accepted through Thursday, September 20
EVERETT, Wash., September 5, 2018 - Snohomish County has recently released a draft performance report on its administration of over $4.9 million in federal affordable housing and community development grants and now seeks review and comment from the public.
The “Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report” is a requirement the county must meet to receive the federal grant funds. The report details progress made towards annual and five-year goals during the 2017 program year, which ran from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. An online copy of the report is available at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2892/Consolidated-Plan-for-2015-2019.
Key accomplishments for the year include:
- Eleven new units of affordable rental housing for homeless and low-income families in Monroe
- Twenty eight affordable housing rental units rehabilitated throughout Snohomish County
- Home repairs and rehabilitation for 444 low-income homeowners throughout the County
- Nine families assisted with purchasing their first homes in Everett, Marysville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Mountlake Terrace
- Three sidewalk improvement projects completed in Sultan, Mountlake Terrace, and Monroe
- Construction of a gymnasium for the Boys and Girls Club in Sultan
- Services provided to over 2,200 low-income persons, including homeless persons and persons with special needs
Paper copies of the report are available at the downtown Everett public library, at the Snohomish County branches of the Sno-Isle Regional Library System, and at the Snohomish County Housing & Community Services Division office located on the Fourth Floor of the County Administration Building West, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201.
The County administers the annual federal grants under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The funds are provided to nonprofit organizations, public agencies, cities, and towns for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, and service projects that primarily benefit low-income people, families, and neighborhoods in Snohomish County.
Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Send comments to Debra May, at [email protected] or at the Snohomish County Housing & Community Services Division (3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201).
To request a reasonable accommodation to provide the report or to submit comments in another format, please contact Debra May, at [email protected] or at 425-388-3264 or at 711 for TTY users.
The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. The Housing & Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.