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2019 Awards

2018 Awards

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Fund source Priorities and allowable uses of funds
2331 Document Recording Fee Surcharge for Homeless Housing
  • Households with incomes at or below 40% AMI
  • Households with the greatest barriers to securing and remaining in permanent housing with high service needs
  • Households experiencing chronic homelessness
  • Households, including youth and young adults, with a history of rental instability or other challenges; with moderate to low service needs; or at risk of homelessness
Regional Affordable Housing Program (RAHP)
  • Households with incomes at or below 50% AMI
  • RAHP can be used to serve households who are homeless or who have special needs
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
  • Households with incomes at or below 60% AMI
  • Up to 15% of the HOME funds will be awarded to a qualified Community Housing Development Organization
Fund source Priorities and allowable uses of funds
Veterans, Seniors & Human Services Levy
  • VSHSL-defined eligible populations:
    • veterans
    • seniors
    • vulnerable populations, further defined in the 2018 housing capital round as individuals or households with a member being discharged from in-patient medical or behavioral health treatment and diverted from being discharged into homelessness
Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD)
  • Households at or below 30% AMI
  • Households with mental illness and /or substance abuse issues
Fund source Priorities and allowable uses of funds
Transit-oriented development (TOD) bond funds
  • Households with income between 30% and 80% AMI
  • Projects must be located within ½ mile of a high capacity transit station, defined as fixed rail (light rail or Sounder train), bus rapid transit or other high frequency bus stops.
  • Identify 10% of the units within the TOD rental project to have a preference for tenant referrals from King County or a King County-approved agency.

Compliance

King County monitors affordable housing that it funds for compliance with applicable federal and local regulations. 

NEW! Covid-19 Asset Management Guidance

King County has published new asset management guidance for our affordable housing partners.

2019 Income and Rent Limits

King County has published the 2019 Income and Rent Limits, effective April 24, 2019. Income and rent limits for the HOME program are effective June 1, 2019.

HOME Program Annual Rent and UA Approval Process

Per federal regulations for the HOME program, King County must review and approve rents and utility allowances annually for HOME-assisted properties during their HOME affordability period. Effective May 31, 2018, King County is implementing an annual rent approval process. HOME-funded projects must seek rent and utility allowance approvals ahead of any increases in rents. To comply with 24 CFR 92.252(f)(2) and to obtain rent and UA approval from King County, HOME-assisted projects must submit the following forms at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the rent increase:

Projects supported by HFP funds must provide housing that is affordable to income-eligible households. If a project is contemplating any changes to the terms of its agreement with King County, the project owner must contact King County for an initial assessment to determine next steps.

To formally begin the process to request a contract amendment and to be assigned to a project manager, please send an email to KCCompliance@kingcounty.gov with an email summarizing the need.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Wendy DeRobbio at 206-263-9070 or Marquis Frank at 206-263-9075.

Web-based Annual Report System (WBARS)

To enter housing project information go to: www.wbars.com

King County’s due date for Tables 1, 2, 3 is Jan. 31. Table 4 is due June 30. 

Resources:

For more information, see the Washington State Housing Finance Commission's website.

Current list of participating funders:

What is WBARS?

The Combined Funders Annual Report was created to facilitate reporting requirements for contractors with multiple public funding sources. The Annual Report provides information for performance and compliance monitoring.

If you have questions, please contact Wendy DeRobbio at 206-263-9070.

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