The Department of Commerce is the one agency in state government that touches every aspect of community and economic development: planning, infrastructure, energy, public facilities, housing, public safety and crime victims, international trade, business services and more. We work with local governments, tribes, businesses and civic leaders throughout the state to strengthen communities so all residents may thrive and prosper.
COVID-19 Emergency Housing Grant
Funding for this grant is to address the COVID -19 outbreak related public health needs of people experiencing homelessness or otherwise in need of quarantine or isolation due to the outbreak.
Home Energy Assistance Program
$30 million grant allows counties to work with hotels to provide emergency housing during COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy order OLYMPIA, WA – Hotel owners across Washington may have an opportunity to help their communities and fill empty rooms, thanks to a $30-million state emergency housing grant from the state Department of Commerce. The funds are available to local governments and non-profit organizations in communities – not directly to the
Grants and loans from state Housing Trust Fund enable work on 32 multifamily rental properties OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $15.1 million in grants and loans from the state’s Housing Trust Fund for 32 housing preservation projects in communities throughout Washington. See the complete list. The funds will preserve 934 multifamily rental units, 432 of which will be occupied by extremely low-income households earning
Grants will fund housing action plans and city code changes to increase urban residential building capacity and streamline development regulations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that an additional 14 cities will receive a total of $876,000 to address housing affordability. View the list of new grants here. These funds add to $4 million in grants awarded to 52 cities in November 2020. These grants may