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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Connie Rivera, (360) 709-3065, email at riverac@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County Seeks Home Investment Partnership Proposals

OLYMPIA – Thurston County is accepting proposals from eligible organizations to apply for up to a total of $899,915, of which $854,915 will be funded from the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and $45,000 will be funded through the Homeless Housing Program. Funds may be used for the following eligible activities:  rental housing projects, Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) projects, and Tenant Base Rental Assistance Program (TBRA).  Funding is for Fiscal Year 2009 (September 2009-August 2010) with contracts likely to be executed in October 2009.  Applications are due to the county by July 13, 2009.

Potential applicants may include public housing authorities, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, CHDO and faith-based organizations.

Funds must be used to produce or preserve long-term affordable housing in Thurston County for low-income residents.  Projects must be eligible HOME activities that support affordable rental housing, which include acquisition and/or rehabilitation, new construction, acquisition and/or rental assistance.

Priority for funding will be given to proposals that meet the following goals:

  • Projects that preserve affordable rental housing units in the Cities of Tenino and Yelm.
  • Projects that prevent the loss of existing (private) affordable and subsidized multifamily rental units for homeless and special needs populations.
  •  Organizations that leverage county funds and meet the HOME match requirements (25% of all HOME funds spent on eligible activities must be matched with non-federal funds)
  • Organizations that meet all the regulatory and program requirements of a Community Housing Development Organizations, and can be certified eligible within 90 days.
  • Organizations whose project will benefit underserved towns and cities and rural areas of the county.
  • Projects that are ready to proceed.


Proposals are due Monday July 13, 2009, no later than 5:00 P.M.

Those interested must submit one original and one electronic copy of the proposal to:

  Thurston County
Public Health and Social Services Building
412 Lilly Road NE
Olympia , WA   98506
Attention:  Connie Rivera
Community Development Housing Manager

Electronic versions of the forms may be requested by contacting Connie Rivera at (360) 709-3065 or by email at riverac@co.thurston.wa.us .

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3