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September 8, 2021

State awards $39.1M in grants to address homelessness

The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced $39.1 million in grants to five projects that will help address the state's homeless crisis. In total, these projects will acquire 307 housing units that will quickly be available to serve people with extremely low incomes or who are experiencing homelessness.

Grant recipients are the City of Vancouver Housing Authority, King County, and the Low Income Housing Institute. The City of Vancouver was awarded $5.1 million to provide 62 shelter units at Bertha's Place in Clark County. King County received $8.9 million to provide 84 shelter units in the Federal Way Red Lion Inn at 1688 S 348th St. The Low Income Housing Institute was awarded funds for three projects, all located in King County: $10.89 million for 69 permanent supportive housing units at the 225 Harvard Apartments; $8.39 million for 58 permanent supportive housing units at the Boylston Apartments, and $5.76 million for 34 permanent supportive housing units at the 506 10th Apartments.

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