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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 2, 2009
Connie Rivera, Housing and Community Renewal, (360) 867-2532

Non-Profits Invited to Apply for Funding for Homeless Housing Programs

OLYMPIA – Certified Non-Profit organizations that provide certain services to assist homeless people are invited to apply for grant funding.  Thurston County has made available $699,101 from the Washington State Department of Commerce funds to either prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or to help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.

Applications for funding under the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program can be picked up at the Thurston County Health Department at 412 Lilly RD NE in Olympia or downloaded from the county web site at www.co.thurston.wa.us .

An Application Workshop is scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2009, 1 p.m. in Conference Room 107C at the Health Department.  Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.  Questions or RSVP requests may be directed to:  Connie Rivera at (360) 867-2532 or by emailing riverac@co.thurston.wa.us

Citizens with disabilities requiring special accommodation at the workshop should call LaBonita Bowmar at (360) 786-5440, or they can call (360) 754-4001 and ask for the ADA Coordinator.  The county's TDD line is available at (360) 754-2933.  Arrangements should be made five business days prior to the workshop.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3