Consolidated Homeless Grant
The Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) combines state homeless resources into a single grant opportunity for county governments and other designated entities under the administration of the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce). The CHG is designed to support an integrated system of housing assistance to prevent homelessness and secure permanent housing for households who are unsheltered or in temporary housing. This grant provides resources to address the housing needs of people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, as described in local plans to end homelessness.
There are three programs within the CHG that operate under these guidelines:
Standard: Rent Assistance and Facility Support Program
Ending Family Homelessness: Rent Assistance Program
For households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness that are enrolled in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. EFH households can be referred to the Lead/Sub Grantee from coordinated entry, DSHS, or other access points.
Housing and Essential Needs: Rent Assistance Program
For households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness that receive a Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) referral from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Commerce does not provide direct assistance to households. If you have been referred by DSHS, you can contact your local HEN Provider by clicking on the Homeless and Prevention Assistance Directory link below.
Looking for assistance?
To find an agency that may be able to refer you to a local nonprofit or help directly with emergency rent/utility assistance for households at-risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing homeless, go to the Homeless and Prevention Assistance Directory.