Snohomish County announces the availability of Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) dollars for the Operating & Maintenance (O & M) of Emergency Shelter and Low-Income Rental Housing projects. . The funding available is currently estimated to be $250,000 for each year.
The AHTF was established by the Snohomish County Council through Ordinance 02-065, adding a new Chapter 67 to Title 4 SCC. The funds are authorized by RCW 36.22.179 which requires county auditors to collect a $10 surcharge on certain document recordings. A portion of the funds are to be returned to the State Treasurer to be deposited in the Affordable Housing for All Account created under RCW 43.185C.190. The remaining funds are to be retained by the County and must be used for eligible housing activities.
This application process begins a five year application cycle starting in the 2018 program year, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Agencies awarded funds under this application will be eligible to submit an abbreviated application for program years 2019 through 2022. Renewal projects will be evaluated on performance and continuing need in the community. Projects will receive renewal awards based on the availability of funds.
The application deadline is Monday, October 30, 2017, no later than 4 p.m. (regardless of the manner submitted). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Electronic copies should be submitted to OCHS Application. If unable to submit electronically, signed project proposals maybe delivered in-person or mailed. Mailed applications must be posted in time to be received by the deadline.
For additional information please email Tyler Verda or call at 425-262-2904.
The county strives to provide access to all members of the public. Snohomish County facilities are accessible. If additional accommodations are required, please notify the ADA contact person at least three (3) days in advance of the workshop. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made to provide the information in this application in an alternative format upon request. Please email Tyler Verda or call at: 425-262-2904, TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 (voice) or 1-800-388-6388 (text).
Foreign language interpreters are also available upon request where a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate. Please email Tyler Verda or call at 425-262-2904 for more information.