Clark County is seeking funding applications from organizations and groups contracted to provide housing assistance. Approximately $4.5 million in Emergency Housing Funds is being made available to maintain service levels that would otherwise drop as existing funding expires.
According to a Community Services department press release Wednesday, allowed uses for the funding are limited to emergency housing activities such as street outreach, diversion, emergency shelter including hotel/motel leasing, sanctioned encampments, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, housing search and placement, and housing stability case management. The programs work within the framework of the Clark County Homeless Crisis Response System toward preventing and ending homelessness in Clark County.
Applications and instructions will be available online Sept. 18 through Bonfire. Links to the applications will be posted to www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/applications. To be added to the stakeholders list or for assistance or program information, contact Kayla Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A pre-submittal meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 20 via the WebEx platform. Content in the meeting and answers to questions will be posted on Bonfire. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Applications must be submitted through Bonfire no later than Sept. 29.
Application recommendations will be made by a Community Action Advisory Board subcommittee in mid-October with contracts beginning Nov. 1.