Planning and Relocation Specialist
Public Comment Welcome on Snohomish County’s Federal Grant Performance
Comments on performance under three grant programs for affordable housing and community development activities will be accepted through Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
EVERETT, Wash., November 5, 2020 - Snohomish County has recently released a draft performance report on its administration of over $5 million in federal affordable housing and community development grants and now seeks review and comment from the public.
The “Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report” is a requirement the County must meet to receive the federal grant funds. The report details progress made towards annual and five-year goals during the 2019 program year, which ran from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. An online copy of the report is available at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/2892/Consolidated-Plan-for-2015-2019.
Key accomplishments for the year include:
- 3 new units of affordable rental housing for low-income families completed in Marysville;
- 4 waterline improvement projects serving low- and moderate-income households completed in Darrington;
- 84 low-income households received tenant based rental assistance;
- Home repairs and rehabilitation for 446 low-income homeowners throughout the County;
- Construction of a public facility serving homeless youth was completed in the City of Everett;
- Services provided to over 2,023 low-income persons, including homeless persons and persons with special needs; and
- 24 homeless households received rapid rehousing assistance.
The County administers the annual federal grants under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The funds are provided to nonprofit organizations, public agencies, cities, and towns for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, and service projects that primarily benefit low-income people, families, and neighborhoods in Snohomish County.
Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Send comments to Debra May at Debra.May@snoco.org or by mail to Snohomish County Housing & Community Services Division, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 305, Everett, WA 98201.
To request a reasonable accommodation to provide the report, or to submit comments, in another format, please contact Debra May via telephone at 425-388-3264, or via e-mail at Debra.May@snoco.org, or TTY 7-1-1.
The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. The Housing & Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.