City signs housing grant agreement with county

August 5, 2011

By Staff

The City Council unanimously voted June 7 to enter into an interlocal agreement with King County that allows for the city and residents to apply for housing grants.

There is no cost to the city to participate. Grant funds — known as Community Development Block Grant funds — would come from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city and residents would need to meet specific guidelines to apply for grants.

Residents eligible to apply for grants include low- and moderate-income residents whose homes need fixing or repair, and those who are at risk of being homeless. Nonprofit organizations that serve the city can also apply for funds to construct or rehabilitate human service facilities or support programs that serve low- and moderate-income residents.

Furthermore, the city can apply for funds for public infrastructure and park projects that serve low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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