State kicks in $26.6 million for housing
State funding will help a variety of affordable housing programs provide opportunities for Washington residents to become homeowners in a challenging market.
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Staff Report | September 21, 2022 12:50 PM
OLYMPIA — Twenty-two affordable housing projects in Washington, including two in Central Washington, will be getting an extra boost thanks to supplemental funding by the state Department of Commerce, according to a press release from the department.
The $26.6 million investment comes from the state Housing Trust Fund and will bridge the gap created by steep increases in construction costs and help support developers in maintaining a needed pipeline of affordable housing units, the release said. The projects in Central Washington that will benefit are Yakima Housing, which will receive $119,000 for 54 Fruitvale Housing units in Yakima, and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation in White Salmon, which will receive $1.4 million for 9 White Salmon Assisted Living units.
Funding will also support these existing Housing Trust Fund projects, according to the release:
• $2.87 million to Port Gamble S’Klallam Housing Authority for Warrior Ridge, 30 supportive housing units in rural Port Gamble.
• $2.5 million to Multi-Service Center for Redondo Heights transit-oriented development project, 334 units in Seattle.
• $2 million to Chief Seattle Club for Sacred Medicine House, 120 units in Seattle.
• $2 million to Imagine Housing for Samma Senior Apartments, 76 units in Bothell.
• $1.99 million to Vashon Household for Island Center, 40 supportive housing units on Vashon Island.
• $1.75 million to Vancouver/Kelso Housing Authority for Laurel Manor, 82 units in Vancouver.
• $1.65 million to El Centro De La Raza for El Centro Columbia City, 87 units in Seattle.
• $1.62 million to Vancouver Housing Authority for SafeChoice, 44 units in Vancouver.
• $1.5 million to Family Support Center of South Sound for FSCSS Family Housing Phase I, 62 units in Olympia.
• $1.41 million to Korean Women’s Association for 87 units at 15th & Tacoma in Tacoma.
• $1.37 million to Low Income Housing Institute for Good Shepherd, 85 units in Seattle.
• $811,243 to Frist AME Housing Association for Bryant Manor Redevelopment Phase 1, 101 units in Seattle.
• $517,220 to Community Roots for YouthCare Annex, 84 units in Seattle.
• $845,322 to Opportunity Council for Laurel and Forest, 56 units in Bellingham.
• $400,000 to Mercy Housing for Millworks Family Housing, 83 units in Bellingham.
• $400,000 to Vancouver Housing Authority for Laurel Manor, 82 units in Vancouver.
• $240,000 to Parkview Services for a group training home, 6 units in Gig Harbor.
• $190,000 to Homes First for five scattered site rental housing projects, 9 units in Thurston and Mason counties.
• $150,000 to HomeSight Community Development for Othello Square affordable homeownership project, 68 homeownership units in Seattle.
• $141,435 to Homes First for two detached auxiliary dwelling units in Lacey.