Seattle - King County awarded $34 million in federal funding for housing homeless

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Funding includes money for Ronald Commons in Shoreline
Seattle and King County have been awarded over $34 million in federal funding.

--New permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing units to move 164 households from homelessness.

--Renewal funding for housing and services to support hundreds of vulnerable individuals and families countywide.

This includes $147,000 for Ronald Commons in Shoreline.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the award following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announcements of a record $1.95 billion in total grants awarded nationwide for Continuum of Care homeless assistance programs.

"This funding allows us to quickly provide housing to individuals and families currently on our streets, and to deliver the supportive services they need to achieve and maintain stability in their new homes," said King County Executive Dow Constantine. 
"We are especially grateful for the support of our federal partners in renewing the funding that sustains our housing and human service efforts, making it possible for hundreds of people with chronic health and behavioral health needs to remain safe and stable in their own homes.”

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2 comments:

Jeanne Voelker December 29, 2016 at 9:09 PM  

What is the proposed location of Ronald Commons? When I think of "Ronald", I think of the Methodist Church, the Highland Ice Arena, and the Deseret Industries thrift store. All good resources. I would hate to see any of these forced to move.

DKH December 29, 2016 at 11:41 PM  

Here's the story: http://www.shorelineareanews.com/2015/10/groundbreaking-held-for-ronald-commons.html

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