Announcements

Funding Opportunities


The items below include Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Eligible non-profit organizations, for-profit developers, and government agencies are invited to apply for competitive funding for eligible projects and programs. Applications are currently being accepted for the following:
  • *New* Snohomish County is accepting proposals from qualified applicants to provide Voucher Processing Services. The Voucher Processing Services contractor will process approximately 4,000 vouchers annually and make payments to vendors. Please refer to the Voucher Processing Services RFP webpage for more information. Applications are due by 4:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017.
  • *New*  Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $1.6 million in funds for multi-unit affordable housing rental projects, and for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Operating Support. Funding is available under the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and the Chemical Dependency and Mental Health (CDMH) program.  Please refer to the Housing Projects webpage for more information. Applications are due by 4 pm, Wednesday May 31, 2017. 
  • *Update* Snohomish County is accepting applications for Rapid Rehousing Programs (RRH). OCHS is reopening the 2017-2019 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Housing & Services to accept applications specifically for RRH. The County did not receive an adequate number of RRH applications to meet the needs of unsheltered adults and families in our community. The application deadline is 4:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please refer to the Homeless Housing & Services Funding webpage for more information.
     
  • *New* Snohomish County announces the availability of funding for a range of homeless housing and services interventions supported by multiple funding sources: Ending Homelessness Program (EHP), Washington State Commerce Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (WA State ESG). The funding period is for two years: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The application deadline is for 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please refer to the Homeless Housing & Services Funding webpage for more information.

Public Comment Periods & Public Hearings


  • *New *   Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan Affordable Housing & Community Development Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment of the Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan through April 14, 2017 and will hold a public hearing on April 11, 2017.  All interested persons, public agencies, organizations, local governments, and other parties are encouraged to review and comment on the plan and to attend the public hearing.  For additional information and to view the plan, please visit the 2015-2019 Con Plan webpage.

Public Hearings on Community Needs and Program Performance


 *New* Two public hearings will be held on December 8th at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  Provide input on community needs for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, and services for 2017 CDBG, HOME, and ESG funds.  Hear about last year’s program performance and provide feedback.  Persons unable to attend may submit written comments.  For additional information, please view the Public Hearing Notice.  And help us spread the word about the hearings with these flyers. 

Partnership to End Homelessness Board Information and Meeting Schedule.
Historically, the Homeless Policy Task Force Coordinating Committee (HPTF CC) and the Investing in Families Strategic Advisory Committee (SACC) functioned as separate bodies to fulfill the needs of our community around issues of homelessness and poverty.  On August 29, 2013, the two bodies agreed to merge and function under one new governance structure.  To facilitate the transition to one governing body, the current members of both bodies were appointed to an Interim Board charged with creating a governance charter over the course of three meetings and several committees.  On December 19, 2013, the new governance charter and name of the board were ratified. More information is available on the Partnership to End Homelessness Board webpage.