HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program

Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $400,000 in HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds for a tenant-based rental assistance program for program years 2015 to 2019.  Funding is estimated at this time and additional funding may become available through re-allocation of prior year funds or through increased federal allocations in future years.

Eligible Activities
Tenant-based rental assistance program to assist extremely low-income and low-income persons who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or unstably housed to obtain permanent housing.  This population includes individuals, families, unaccompanied youth, and/or persons with special needs.  Funds may only be used to provide security and utility deposits. However, if additional funds become available, rental assistance may also be provided.

Eligible Applicants
Eligible non-profit organizations, public housing authorities, and other public agencies are invited to apply.

Pre-Application Workshop
Agencies interested in applying for these funds are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-application workshop on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Public Meeting Room 1, located on the first floor of the Snohomish County Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration East), 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.

Required Application Documents  
Additional Documents  
Application Deadline
One paper original, one paper copy, and one electronic copy of the application must be received by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly encouraged to hand deliver applications to the Human Services Department, as specified below, to avoid missing the deadline due to mail delivery. Submit electronic copies to OCHS.Mailbox@co.snohomish.wa.us

Application Submittal
Applications can be delivered in person to: 
Snohomish County Human Services Department Reception Desk
Lower Level, (Oakes Avenue Entrance)
Robert Drewel Building (Administration East)
Snohomish County Government Campus (Map)
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Please do NOT attempt to deliver to the 4th floor or to the Energy Assistance receptionist. 

Or mailed to (Applications are strongly encouraged to mail early to avoid missing the deadline): 
Division of Housing and Community Services
Snohomish County Human Services Department 
Attention: Leila Copeland
3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 305
Everett, WA 98201-4046

County Contacts
If you have any questions, would like a paper copy of the application, or wish to schedule a pre-application technical assistance appointment, please contact the following staff:

Leila Copeland, 425-388-7303

Stephanie Wong, 425-388-3259

ADA Notice
Snohomish County strives to provide access to all members of the public.  Snohomish County facilities are accessible for the mobility impaired.  Sign language interpreters, large print, audio tape and other reasonable accommodations are available for persons with disabilities.  To make a request, please contact Sue Tracy, 425-388-3269 or 711 for TTY users.

Language Interpreters
Interpreters may also be made available for the workshop if a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate.  To make a request, please contact Sue Tracy at 425-388-3269.