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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 12, 2007
Don Krupp, Chief Administrative Officer, 360-786-5440

County Reviews Application for Homeless Grant Assistance Funds

OLYMPIA – The public on Monday is invited to find out more about an application for funding through the State's Homeless Grant Assistance Program (HGAP).  Catholic Community Services is seeking $1.2-million over three years for the Drexel House program.   The HGAP monies are administered by the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED).

Drexel House is a case managed, residential program that serves certain  homeless disabled  men and women.  The goal of the program is to assist the individuals in achieving self-sufficiency and stable housing through connections with a variety of community-based programs. Applicants for Drexel House are referred through a number of agencies in Thurston County including-

  • Behavioral Health Resources
  • Thurston County Jail Re-entry Program
  • Washington State Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Washington State Department of Corrections
  • Housing Authority of Thurston County
  • The Emergency Shelter Network

Thurston County Chief Administrative Officer Don Krupp says the presentation at Monday's Board of County Commissioner's meeting is not a public hearing.  "This is an opportunity for the Commissioners to hear about the application and to determine how it may fit in with the qualifications of the Homeless Grant Assistance Program and the overall plans of the county and other jurisdictions and agencies to end homelessness in this area.  The commissioners then have the option of approving the application and sending it on to CTED for possible final approval."

The Board of Thurston County Commissioners meets at 9 AM Monday in Room 280 of Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3