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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Dwight Edwards, Community Housing Program Coordinator, 360-709-3003

Affordable Housing and Homeless Housing Proposals Sought

​OLYMPIA -- Non-profit organizations, local municipalities, faith-based organizations, and developers that provide housing and/or serve homeless or formerly homeless households are invited to submit housing grant proposals. The Thurston County HOME Consortium anticipates awarding up to $600,000 in housing funds from the Affordable Housing Program ($100,000) and Homeless Housing Program ($500,000). The request for proposals is divided into four sections:

  • The Affordable Housing and Homeless Housing Program Guidelines
  • Part 1- Affordable Housing Program Application
  • Part 2- Homeless Housing Program Application
  • Application Forms

In addition to submitting written applications, applicants are required to formally present their proposals before the HOME Consortium.

Funds under the program may be used in four broad areas:

  • Affordable and homeless housing capital projects
  • Operation and maintenance (O&M) – Homeless Housing Program only
  • Rental assistance
  • Homeless activities and services

Thurston County will hold a technical assistance workshop on Wednesday March 11, 2009, (from 11:00 – 1:00) in Room 280 of the County Courthouse Building One. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance in preparing applications.

Submission deadline for applications is 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Those interested should submit one original, four copies, and an electronic version of the proposal to:

Thurston County
Housing and Community Renewal
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA .  98502-6054

Attention:  Dwight Edwards
Community Housing Program Coordinator
Housing and Community Renewal

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3