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Posted on: March 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Comment Welcome on Draft Housing and Community Development Plan


Debra May

Planning and Relocation Specialist


Public Comment Welcome on Draft Housing and Community Development Plan

Comments on proposed use of $6.5 million in federal funds for affordable housing and community development projects will be accepted through Friday, April 24

Snohomish County, Wash. March 24, 2023 – Snohomish County released a draft affordable housing and community development plan for the Snohomish County Urban County Consortium that proposes spending over $6.5 million in federal grant funds to improve housing options and living environments for those in need.

The Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan is available for review and comment through April 24, 2023. A virtual public hearing will be held on April 6, 2023.

The plan includes spending over $6 million in federal grant funds, including: $3,723,445 for affordable housing; $1,166,339 for public facility and infrastructure improvements; $744,779 for service programs; and $896,201 for grant planning and administration.

The activities will primarily benefit low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods in our community.  The proposed projects will help the County and Consortium reach goals to maintain and expand affordable housing options for all individuals and families in our community. The projects will also enhance quality of life for residents through sidewalk improvements, rehabilitation of three public facilities (two youth centers and a food bank), two home repair programs, construction of affordable housing, and various services for people experiencing homelessness, seniors, victims of domestic violence, and persons with disabilities.

Funding recommendations for projects were made by a Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Advisory Board that provided input on use of these funds. Projects selected for funding are sponsored by cities, towns, nonprofits, and public agencies.

The draft action plan is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for receipt of grant funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

The Virtual Public Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.:

Where:Join Zoom Meeting

Call-in #: 1-253-205-0468

Meeting ID: 816 0971 4288

Passcode: 002529

To read an online copy of the Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan please go to:

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until 4 p.m. on April 24, 2023. Send comments to Debra May, at or at the Snohomish County Human Services Department listed above.

For more information, to request a reasonable accommodation, or to request a foreign language interpreter, contact Debra May, Human Services Department at (425) 388-3264 or at

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.

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