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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Dwight Edwards, Community Development Housing Coordinator, 360-709-3003
Connie Rivera, Community Housing Program Manager, 360-709-3065

Home Ownerships Grant Applications Sought

​OLYMPIA – Appropriate Organizations in Thurston County are invited to apply for HOME Investment Partnership funding (HOME) to administer a homeownership and homeowner rehabilitation program.

The homeownership program is referred to as The American Dream Downpayment Assistance Program (or ADDI). The ADDI Program assists low-income first-time homebuyers in purchasing single-family homes by providing funds for down payment, closing costs, and rehabilitation, when carried out in conjunction with the assisted home purchase. The minimum amount available to for this program is $70,000.

Funding for homeowner housing rehabilitation will be awarded to an organization or unit of local government that will design and implement a small cities homeowner housing rehabilitation program to serve the unincorporated areas of Thurston County . The minimum amount available for this program is $148,500.

Funding priority will be given to proposals that meet the following goals:

  • Housing rehabilitation projects that serve small families and assist households that are at 50% or less of the county's median income.
  • Housing rehabilitation projects that target the south county communities of Tenino, Bucoda, Rainier , and Yelm
  • Organizations that leverage county funds and meet the HOME match requirements.
  • Homeownership and lending marketing to African-American and Hispanic households.

Submission deadline for proposals is Tuesday September 30, 2008.

Interested parties should submit one original and four copies of the proposal to:

Thurston County
Office of Program and Budget Development
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia , WA .  98502-6054

Attention:  Dwight Edwards, Community Housing Program Coordinator
Connie Rivera, Community Housing Program Manager

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3