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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 28, 2011
Connie Rivera, Housing and Community Renewal, 867-2532

$1.9 Million in Affordable and Homeless Grant Funds Available

Approximately $1.9 million is available from Thurston County's HOME & Affordable and Homeless Housing Program. Eligible organizations that produce, preserve or maintain low-income or affordable housing within Thurston County are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due no later than Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at 5 p.m, and can be picked up at the county's Public Health and Social Services office at 412 Lilly Road N.E. in Olympia.

Funds may also be used for financial assistance and services to homeless households and for operational support to organizations that provide housing services that meet the goals of the county's Ten-Year Homeless Plan and the HOME Consolidated Plan. Available funding includes $810,000 for the HOME program, $215,345 for Affordable Housing Program and $887,095 for the Homeless Housing Program.

Questions may be directed to Dwight Edwards at 867-2531 or at edwardd@co.thruston.wa.us.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3