King County, Seattle receive homeless assistance award of $20.15 million
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King County, Seattle receive homeless assistance award of $20.15 million

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A joint release of King County and the City of Seattle

SEATTLE, December 21, 2007 – The City of Seattle and King County have been awarded $20,158,397 in federal McKinney Homeless Assistance funds for housing programs and support services for homeless people. The award was announced today by King County Executive Ron Sims and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcement of $1.5 billion awarded nationwide.

“Affordable housing combined with supportive services offers the keys to ending homelessness, particularly for those who are living with disabilities, and this award will help us to provide those vital supports to individuals and families across the county,” said Sims, co-chair of the Committee to End Homelessness Governing Board. “We are grateful for the McKinney funds that are so critical to creating healthier and more stable lives for thousands of people in need.”

“This is a crucial part of our efforts to end homelessness in our region,” said Mayor Nickels, who sits on the Committee to End Homelessness Governing Board. “This grant will help our efforts to break the cycle of homeless by giving people the support they need to find a new home and rebuild their lives.”

Community-based organizations joined with the City of Seattle and King County to submit the annual joint application for the McKinney funding. The $20.15 million award continues existing funding that allows county and local governments and their many partners to provide essential housing and supportive services for homeless people.

The McKinney funding will leverage an additional $45.7 million from other federal, state and local sources, including United Way of King County and private foundations. The funding is critical to the ongoing work of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County and the implementation of the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

“We are grateful to HUD for their continued support of our grant funded programs that move us forward as a community toward our goal of ending homelessness in King County, ” said Bill Block, director of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County. “We are especially grateful for nearly $1 million in new funding to create much needed additional units of supportive housing for homeless individuals.”

The majority of the award, $18.8 million, sustains the operations of 61 existing housing and supportive service programs that help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This award will fund 752 units of transitional housing, 749 units of permanent housing for homeless people with disabilities, and two Safe Haven facilities that offer supportive housing for severely mentally ill adults who have been homeless.

The award also provides funding for the Safe Harbors Homeless Management Information System. Safe Harbors collects data on the services provided to homeless people in about 170 different programs throughout King County. The aggregated data helps local governments and nonprofit agencies identify trends in homelessness and fund and support the programs most effective in bringing an end to homelessness.

New funding in the amount of $925,000 is earmarked for the Downtown Emergency Service Center Rainier Housing project, which will create 50 new units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless persons with disabilities. The attached chart provides detail on the Homeless Assistance Awards.

For more information on the programs and projects to be funded by the McKinney grant funds, please contact either Eileen Denham, City of Seattle McKinney Programs Coordinator, 206-684-0915 or Kate Speltz, King County Homeless Housing Planner, 206-263-9084 .

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Seattle/King County Continuum of Care

Homeless Assistance Awards for 2007-2008

This information reflects the award for the 2007 Seattle-King County Consolidated application for McKinney funding as announced by HUD on December 21, 2007 .

 

Project Sponsor / Project Name

Award

#

Units**

Funding

Term

Downtown Emergency Service Center Rainier Supportive Housing

$925,000

50

2 years

AIDS Housing of WA Lyon Building

$387,191

40

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Kerner-Scott Safe Haven

$443,471

25

1 year

Kent Youth and Family Services Watson Manor

$38,134

8

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic Harbor House Safe Haven

$348,156

20

1 year

YWCA Family Village

$78,878

20

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority St. Martin’s on Westlake

$197,739

53

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority Rose of Lima

$105,422

13

1 year

Compass Center Mary Witt/Rosa Parks

$26,284

10

1 year

YWCA Anita Vista

$57,320

14

1 year

Solid Ground Broadview

$158,620

20

1 year

Compass Cascade Women’s Program

$80,012

32

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic Cedar House

$168,153

8

1 year

Church Council of Greater Seattle – The Homelessness Project

$57,278

12

1 year

Hopelink Family Transitional Housing

$121,939

20

1 year

Solid Ground Washington Journey Home

$507,350

Services

1 year

Salvation Army William Booth House

$253,988

43

1 year

Friends of Youth Arbor House

$123,062

14

1 year

Plymouth Housing Group – Coming Home

$492,048

150

1 year

Vietnam Veterans Leadership Project Burien House

$63,258

6

1 year

Catholic Community Services Elizabeth House

$140,085

5

1 year

Eastside Domestic Violence Program My Friends Place

$251,744

10

1 year

New Beginnings Transitional Housing

$326,054

17

1 year

YWCA Windermere

$29,683

4

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center 1811 Eastlake

$586,377

50

1 year

Seattle Housing Authority Beacon House

$9,896

6

1 year

Salvation Army Hickman House

$77,838

10

1 year

YouthCare Ravenna House

$151,856

12

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority Dorothy Day House

$25,422

17

1 year

YouthCare Home of Hope

$181,306

10

1 year

YouthCare Straley House

$105,602

12

1 year

Workforce Development Council Homeless Intervention Project

$1,149,355

Services

1 year

Vietnam Veterans Leadership Project Bennett House

$23,579

6

1 year

El Centro de la Raza Transitional Housing

$17,603

2

1 year

YouthCare Sand Point Youth Home

$548,598

19

1 year

Church Council of Greater Seattle Transitions Program

$80,680

12

1 year

YWCA Transition into Permanent Project

$167,867

Services

1 year

Youth and Outreach Services Dove House

$121,545

5

1 year

YWCA Opportunity Place

$114,450

29

1 year

Public Health-Seattle & King County
Medical Case Management / Pathways

$545,049

Services

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute Sand Point Family Housing

$299,047

26

1 year

Community Psychiatric Clinic El Rey

$75,171

16

1 year

YWCA Three Agency Demonstration Project

$85,614

10

1 year

Archdiocesan Housing Authority Aloha Inn

$201,576

66

1 year

Childcare Resources Regional Homeless Child Care

$529,095

Services

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute One Heart Project

$398,285

Services

1 year

YWCA Auburn Transitional

$42,540

8

1 year

Public Health-Seattle & King County Medical Respite

$696,732

Services

1 year

Consejo Mi Casa

$74,613

4

1 year

Downtown Emergency Service Center Scattered Site Leasing

$500,000

60

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute Martin Court

$105,000

41

1 year

Multi Service Center Homeless Family Transitional Housing

$26,724

3

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute Columbia Court

$36,141

13

1 year

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Harder House

$84,906

7

1 year

City of Seattle DFYS Pro Youth

$838,688

Services

1 year

Low Income Housing Institute Scattered Site Housing

$116,397

22

1 year

Auburn Youth Services Severson House

$123,286

7

1 year

King County Dutch Shisler Sobering Support Center

$624,566

Services

1 year

Goodwill Baptist Development Associations Teen Parent Home

$56,642

4

1 year

United Indians Indian Youth Home

$343,565

25

1 year

Goodwill Baptist Aridell Mitchell Home

$28,596

6

1 year

King County DCHS Safe Harbors I

$303,975

HMIS

1 year

King County DCHS Safe Harbors II

$99,750

HMIS

1 year

King County Shelter Plus Care (multiple grants)

$5,179,596

494

1 year

** Units can be houses, apartments, rooms or beds

HMIS refers to Homeless Management Information System

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