The Washington State Department of Commerce provides local governments, nonprofits and community action agencies with the tools they need to ensure that everyone is housed in their communities. Our work ranges from capital programs for increasing affordable housing stock to programs that prevent families from becoming homeless.
Choose a link from the right to learn more about housing and homeless programs.
Housing Trust Fund awards $65 million for affordable housing projects
The Commerce Housing Trust Fund awarded more than $65 million for 49 affordable housing projects in 23 counties across the state. The projects will provide a total of 2,349 units of affordable housing for low-income households and people with special needs, and will generate an estimated 2,866 jobs. Read the press release or see the detailed list of projects and locations.
Housing Washington brings affordable housing industry together to discuss navigating the future; advancing policy and projects in Washington State
Affordable housing leaders and professionals from across the state gathered Oct. 15-17 in Tacoma for Housing Washington 2012
, the 19th Annual Affordable Housing Conference. The conference featured two days of sessions focused on advancing affordable housing policy and projects. Read about the conference, including remarks from Federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, in The News Tribune
Download Commerce’s Housing Washington booth materials:
Program Fact Sheets
Housing Trust Fund
Foreclosure Fairness Program
Homeless Housing Assistance
Lead-Hazard Control Grant Program
Neighborhood Stabilization Planning: Lessons Learned
Growth Management Services
Victims of Human Trafficking
Housing Trust Fund 2012 Asset Management Report: Summary Data