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Dow Constantine


Federal grants increase housing opportunities for homeless youth, adults and families

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More than $35 million in federal homeless assistance funds was awarded jointly to the City of Seattle and King County. This includes over $4.3 million in new funding to create housing for over 350 households, and critical renewal funding for existing homeless housing and services countywide.

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In a highly competitive national competition, Seattle and King County have been awarded federal funding to create seven new permanent supportive housing projects for chronically homeless households and two new rapid re-housing projects. The funding will also help the city and county implement coordinated entry for all people seeking homeless housing and renew funding for hundreds of existing supportive housing units across the region.

In all, over $35 million in federal homeless assistance funds was awarded jointly to the City of Seattle and King County, including over $4.3 million in new funding to create housing for over 350 households and critical renewal funding for existing homeless housing and services countywide for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the award following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement of over $1.9 billion in total grants awarded nationwide in a competition HUD called "the most competitive ever."

"We are grateful for the recognition of our success with the Housing First model, combining housing with services to help people who have been chronically homeless achieve stability and leave the streets for good," said Executive Constantine. "Thanks to this extraordinary federal support, we can increase our efforts to move more individuals and families from homelessness to housing."

"In declaring our State of Emergency to respond to homelessness, we called for more federal and state funding for strategies that move people into permanent housing," said Mayor Ed Murray. "We will continue to pursue what works best to respond to the needs of those in crisis."

The new funding will create 243 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless single adults in four projects, three located in Seattle and one with scattered sites countywide. New funding will also provide 49 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless families.

"This funding is essential for people experiencing homelessness," said Mark Putnam, director of All Home. "Over the last three grant awards, we have shifted the focus towards the goals of our plan, to permanent housing solutions. We have also been successful in competing for bonus funds. Yet we still need more from Congress this session to help with housing, mental health and the opiate crisis."

The federal grant also supports rapid re-housing to help 95 homeless households quickly transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Seventy of those units will target youth and young adults who are either in shelter or on the streets.

Seattle and King County jointly apply for the federal Continuum of Care grants each year. In a very competitive process, the region received its largest award ever from HUD.

"We know how to end homelessness and these grants support local programs that are proven to prevent and end homelessness as we've come to know it," said HUD Secretary Julian Castro in announcing the funding grants.

The renewal funding awarded to the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care supports 62 community-based projects for a total of 2,515 units of housing: 1,868 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities and 647 units of transitional housing. The total includes funding for two Safe Haven facilities that offer supportive housing for homeless adults with severe mental illness. Also renewed is funding for Continuum of Care planning and the Safe Harbors Homeless Management Information System, which collects data on services provided to homeless people in programs throughout King County.

Full list of organizations receiving funds

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

 

Project Sponsor Project Name Award Units* Funding Term 
Achdiocesan Housing Authority Dorothy Day House $25,422 17 1 year
Achdiocesan Housing Authority
Noel at Bakhita $162,027 20 1 year
Achdiocesan Housing Authority
Ozanam House $316,414 27 1 year
Achdiocesan Housing Authority
Ozanam 2 $27,395 29 1 year
Achdiocesan Housing Authority
Patrick Place
$143,888 30 1 year
Achdiocesan Housing Authority
Rose of Lima House $108,288 13 1 year
Achdiocesan Housing Authority
St. Martins on Westlake $197,739 53 1 year
Auburn Youth Resources Severson House (Auburn) $123,286 7 1 year
Catholic Community Services Aloha Inn $201,576 66 1 year
Compass Housing Cascade Women's $80,012 32 1 year
Compass Housing Nyer Urness House $515,927 57 1 year
Compass Housing Rosa Parks/Mary Witt $26,284 10 1 year
Compass Housing Scattered Sites $116,397 22 1 year
Compass Housing Ronald Commons (Shoreline) $147,272 12 1 year
Consejo Mi Casa $74,613 4 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 $348,156 20 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center 1811 Eastlake $642,114 50 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Aurora House $531,419 57 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Canaday House $371,812 83 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Cottage Grove Commons $665,334 66 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Evans House $212,950 26 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Interbay $1,286,980 98 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Kerner Scott $443,471 25 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Lyon Building $418,991 40 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Scattered Sites Leasing Program $600,270 53 1 year
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Estelle Supportive Housing $877,514 76 1 year
El Centro de la Raza ECR Transitional Housing $17,603 2 1 year
Evergreen Treatment Services REACH Scattered Sites Permanent Supportive Housing (Regional) $624,742 30 1 year
Friends of Youth New Ground (Bothell) $123,062 14 1 year
King County All Home - CoC Planning $871,563 N/A 1 year
King County Rapid Rehousing Program (Regional) $483,231 50 1 year
King County Scattered Sites Supportive Housing (Regional) $4,356,835 230 1 year
King County Shelter Plus Care (Regional) $8,980,161 494 1 year
Kent Youth and Family Services Watson Manor (Kent) $38,134 8 1 year
LifeWire My Friend's Place (Bellevue) $251,744 10 1 year
Low Income Housing Institute Columbia Court $36,141 13 1 year
Low Income Housing Institute
Martin Court $105,000 41 1 year
Multi Service Center Transitional Family Housing
Kent $26,724 3 1 year
New Beginnings New Beginnings Transitional $326,054 17 1 year
Neighborhood House Working for Housing Stability Rapid Rehousing (Regional) $570,844 25 1 year
Plymouth Housing Group Coming Home $488,420 150 1 year
Plymouth Housing Group
Williams Apartments $529,608 61 1 year
Plymouth Housing Group
7th and Cherry $270,710 77 1 year
Salvation Army Hickman House $77,838 10 1 year
Salvation Army William Booth Center $253,988 43 1 year
Seattle Division of Youth and Family Empowerment Rapid Rehousing for Young Adults (Regional) $1,287,855 70 1 year
Seattle Housing Authority The Beacon $9,896 6 1 year
Seattle King County Rapid Rehousing for Families
  $571,151 50 1 year
Solid Ground Broadview $158,620 20 1 year
Solid Ground Journey Home Rapid Rehousing Program (Regional) $526,550 125 1 year
Solid Ground Sandpoint Families Permanent Supportive Housing $393,823 27 1 year
Transitional Resources Avalon Place $34,808 5 1 year
United Indians of All Tribes United Indians Youth Home $343,565 25 1 year
Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation Valley Cities Landing (Auburn) $162,531 24 1 year
Vietnam Veterans Leadership Project Bennett House $23,579 6 1 year
Vietnam Veterans Leadership Project Burien House (Burien) $63,258 6 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 Sandpoint Youth $548,598 19 1 year
Youthcare Straley House $105,602 12 1 year
YWCA Anita Vista (Renton) $57,319 14 1 year
YWCA Auburn Transitional (Auburn) $42,540 8 1 year
YWCA Family Village Permanent Supportive Housing (Redmond) $104,294 10 1 year
YWCA Multi-Agency Demonstration (Federal Way) $85,614 10 1 year
YWCA Opportunity Place $114,450 29 1 year
YWCA Opportunity Place Expansion $116,630 20 1 year
YWCA Windermere $29,683 4 1 year
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)   $403,714 HMIS 1 year
Coordinated Entry for All   $1,872,500 Coordinated entry 1 year
Total   $35,389,174    

Quotes

We are grateful for the recognition of our success with the Housing First model, combining housing with services to help people who have been chronically homeless achieve stability and leave the streets for good. Thanks to this extraordinary federal support, we can increase our efforts to move more individuals and families from homelessness to housing.

Dow Constantine, King County Executive

In declaring our State of Emergency to respond to homelessness, we called for more federal and state funding for strategies that move people into permanent housing. We will continue to pursue what works best to respond to the needs of those in crisis.

Ed Murray, Seattle Mayor

This funding is essential for people experiencing homelessness. Over the last three grant awards, we have shifted the focus towards the goals of our plan, to permanent housing solutions. We have also been successful in competing for bonus funds. Yet we still need more from Congress this session to help with housing, mental health and the opiate crisis.

Mark Putnam, Director, All Home

We know how to end homelessness and these grants support local programs that are proven to prevent and end homelessness as we've come to know it.

Julian Castro, HUD Secretary

For more information, contact:

Chad Lewis, Executive's Office, 206-263-1250

Jason Kelly, Mayor's Office, 206-684-8379


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