Counties look for community heroes to house the vulnerable

Counties look for community heroes to house the vulnerable

  • April 1, 2020

$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

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Commerce awards $15.1 million to preserve nearly 1,000 affordable housing units

Commerce awards $15.1 million to preserve nearly 1,000 affordable housing units

  • March 31, 2020

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

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Commerce awards $876,000 to 14 communities to address housing affordability

Commerce awards $876,000 to 14 communities to address housing affordability

  • March 30, 2020

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

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Commerce awards $1.96 million for Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization

Commerce awards $1.96 million for Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization

  • March 30, 2020

State capital grant will meet requirements of Trueblood court settlement by providing for construction a new 32-bed behavioral health facility OLYMPIA, WA —- The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the state Health Care Authority, has awarded $1.96 million to help fund construction of a new 32-bed behavioral health facility in Spokane. Operated by Pioneer Human Services, the Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility will include a medical

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State launches web form to clarify “essential” businesses under COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation

State launches web form to clarify “essential” businesses under COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation

  • March 25, 2020

A simple online form and comprehensive resources are available at www.coronavirus.wa.gov to answer questions from businesses and individuals about their essential/non-essential status. Camp Murray, WA – Washington state today launched an online form so businesses can get clarification or submit a request for inclusion as essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation. The proclamation goes into effect at midnight tonight, closing non-essential businesses for the next two weeks. State officials continue to

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U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

  • March 22, 2020

The Washington State Department of Commerce wants businesses in our state to know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its original disaster declaration to apply to all Washington small businesses, regardless of county. These low-interest loans for working capital are now available to any small businesses suffering economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. SBA disaster assistance is now available in all counties within the state of Washington.

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