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Seattle, King County receive more than $21.5 million in federal homeless assistance grants

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The City of Seattle and King County have been awarded 2011-2012 federal homeless assistance funds totaling more than $21.5 million, providing renewal funding for 65 existing housing and supportive service programs helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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A joint release of the City of Seattle and King County

The City of Seattle and King County have been awarded 2011-2012 federal homeless assistance funds totaling more than $21.5 million, providing renewal funding for 65 existing housing and supportive service programs helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the award on January 19, 2011 following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement of $1.4 billion awarded nationwide.

"These grants are critical as we work to help people find safe and stable housing to rebuild their lives," said Mayor McGinn, who sits on the Committee to End Homelessness Governing Board. "The McKinney funds are especially important in our efforts to preserve basic human services."

"Regional efforts to end the cycle of homelessness for so many of our most vulnerable residents hinge on the federal funding we receive each year through these housing and supportive service grants," said Executive Constantine, co-chair of the Committee to End Homelessness Governing Board. "We are extremely grateful for the strength of that partnership."

Community-based organizations joined with the City of Seattle and King County to submit the annual joint application for the McKinney funding that allows local governments and their many partners to provide essential housing and supportive services for homeless people. The funding is crucial to the ongoing work of the Committee to End Homelessness and the implementation of the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

"Communities have to show that they are performing well in a number of areas and that they have compelling projects," said Bill Block, Project Director of the Committee to End Homelessness. "This award shows that our federal partners value our programs and recognize our progress."

The $21.5 million in McKinney grants that the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care received from HUD supports a total of 818 units of transitional housing, 849 units of permanent housing for homeless people with disabilities, and two Safe Haven facilities that offer supportive housing for severely mentally ill adults who have been homeless received continued funding. Also renewed was funding for the Safe Harbors Homeless Management Information System, which collects data on services provided to homeless people in programs throughout King County.

The attached chart provides detail on the Homeless Assistance Awards.

The Continuum of Care is already working on the 2011 application for next year.

For more information on the programs and projects funded by the McKinney grant funds, please contact Eileen Denham, City of Seattle McKinney Programs Coordinator, 206-684-0915 or Kate Speltz, King County Housing and Community Development Program, 206-263-9084.

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Seattle/King County Continuum of Care

Homeless Assistance Awards for 2011-2012

This information reflects the award for the 2010 Seattle-King County Consolidated application for McKinney funding.

Project Sponsor / Project Name

Award

# Units**

Funding

Term

Catholic Community Services Aloha Inn

$201,576

66

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority Dorothy Day House

$25,422

17

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority Rose of Lima

$105,422

13

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority St. Martin's on Westlake

$197,739

53

1 year

Auburn Youth Services Severson House

$123,286

7

1 year

Building Changes Lyon Building

$387,191

40

1 year

Childcare Resources Regional Homeless Child Care

$529,095

Services

1 year

Church Council of Greater Seattle HomeStep Scattered Sites

$116,397

22

1 year

Church Council of Greater Seattle The Homelessness Project

$57,278

12

1 year

Church Council of Greater Seattle Transitions Program

$81,370

12

1 year

City of Seattle DFYS Pro Youth

$838,688

Services

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic Cedar House

$168,153

8

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic El Rey

$75,171

16

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic Harbor House Safe Haven

$348,156

20

1 year

Compass Cascade Women's Program

$80,012

32

1 year

Compass Center Mary Witt/Rosa Parks

$26,284

10

1 year

Consejo Mi Casa

$74,613

4

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center 1811 Eastlake

$586,377

50

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Kerner-Scott Safe Haven

$443,471

25

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Rainier Housing

$462,500

50

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Scattered Site Leasing

$517,251

60

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Evans House

$183,540

26

1 year

Eastside Domestic Violence Program My Friends Place

$251,744

10

1 year

El Centro de la Raza Transitional Housing

$17,603

2

1 year

Friends of Youth New Ground Bothell (Arbor House)

$123,062

14

1 year

Goodwill Baptist Aridell Mitchell Home

$28,596

6

1 year

Goodwill Baptist Development Associations Teen Parent Home

$56,642

4

1 year

Hopelink Family Transitional Housing

$121,939

20

1 year

Kent Youth and Family Services Watson Manor

$38,134

8

1 year

King County Dutch Shisler Sobering Support Center

$624,566

Services

1 year

King County Shelter Plus Care (multiple grants)

$6,853,392

494

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute Columbia Court

$36,141

13

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute Martin Court

$105,000

41

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute One Heart / Urban Rest Stop

$398,285

Services

1 year

Multi Service Center Homeless Family Transitional Housing

$26,724

3

1 year

New Beginnings Transitional Housing

$326,054

17

1 year

Plymouth Housing Group - Coming Home

$492,048

150

1 year

Public Health-Seattle & King County

Medical Case Management / Pathways

$545,049

Services

1 year

Public Health-Seattle & King County Medical Respite

$696,732

Services

1 year

Salvation Army Hickman House

$77,838

10

1 year

Salvation Army William Booth House

$253,988

43

1 year

Seattle Housing Authority Beacon House

$9,896

6

1 year

Solid Ground Broadview

$158,620

20

1 year

Solid Ground Washington Journey Home

$507,350

Services

1 year

Solid Ground Sandpoint Families

$294,978

26

1 year

United Indians of All Tribes- Indian Youth Home

$343,565

25

1 year

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Harder House

$79,906

7

1 year

Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation Valley Cities Landing

$140,085

24

1 year

Vietnam Veterans Leadership Project Bennett House

$23,579

6

1 year

Vietnam Veterans Leadership Project Burien House

$63,258

6

1 year

Workforce Development Council Homeless Intervention Project

$1,129,355

Services

1 year

Youth and Outreach Services Dove House

$121,545

5

1 year

YouthCare Home of Hope

$181,306

10

1 year

YouthCare Ravenna House

$151,856

12

1 year

YouthCare Sand Point Youth Home

$548,598

19

1 year

YouthCare Straley House

$105,602

12

1 year

YWCA Anita Vista

$57,319

14

1 year

YWCA Family Village

$78,878

20

1 year

YWCA Opportunity Place

$114,450

29

1 year

YWCA Three Agency Demonstration Project

$85,614

10

1 year

YWCA Transition into Permanent Project

$167,867

Services

1 year

YWCA Auburn Transitional Housing

$42,540

8

1 year

YWCA Windermere

$29,683

4

1 year

Safe Harbors I

(Homeless Management Information System - HMIS)

$303,975

HMIS

1 year

Safe Harbors II

$99,739

HMIS

1 year

TOTAL

$21,542,093





** Units can be houses, apartments, rooms or beds



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