State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett

State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett

Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The next of seven community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the project is Thursday,

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Commerce to Host Virtual Listening Session on Opportunity Zones Tuesday, Oct. 23

Commerce to Host Virtual Listening Session on Opportunity Zones Tuesday, Oct. 23

The Washington State Department of Commerce, together with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and local partners, held Opportunity Zone Listening Sessions throughout Washington state in August, September and October to help educate communities about this new federal program. Because we weren’t able to host sessions in every community, Commerce is holding a virtual listening session online on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Space is limited, so please register now.

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Public Works Board approves $3.5 million in loans for communities in need

Public Works Board approves $3.5 million in loans for communities in need

Seven communities to receive funding for public infrastructure projects OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board awarded seven cities, counties and water districts approximately $3,504,774 in pre-construction and emergency loans for 2018. The board selected seven out of eight projects from applications requesting over $4.5 million. The purpose of a pre-construction loan is to pay for the work required before constructions begins. These projects will improve water, sanitary

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State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Oct. 22 in Ellensburg

State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Oct. 22 in Ellensburg

Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The first of several community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the project is Monday,

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Commerce received 17 Stage 2 applications for the State Housing Trust Fund

Commerce received 17 Stage 2 applications for the State Housing Trust Fund

The Washington State Department of Commerce has received 17 Stage 2 applications to the Washington State Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing projects across the state.The proposed projects intend to serve a wide variety of low-income and special needs populations, including persons with chronic mental illnesses, persons with disabilities, veterans, seniors, homeless families with children and farm workers. The list of Stage 2 applications received can be viewed by

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Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection to receive YWCA of Olympia’s 2018 Business of Achievement Award

Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection to receive YWCA of Olympia’s 2018 Business of Achievement Award

Our Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection (OHY) is pleased to receive YWCA of Olympia’s 2018 Business of Achievement award. We are committed to learning by listening to youths. In making the decision for this award, YWCA noted that OHY: …is committed to raising awareness and supports to end youth and young adult homelessness. The office does not attempt to estimate or guess what youth and young adults need

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Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

Investment in 341 additional spaces supports Gov. Inslee’s 5-year plan to modernize state mental health systems with more community-based facilities OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues. These grant funds will help create 341 additional beds, including providing safe places for

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Washington State wins 2 out of 11 grants from HUD for youth homelessness programs, totaling $7 million

Washington State wins 2 out of 11 grants from HUD for youth homelessness programs, totaling $7 million

In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $43 million in grants to help end youth homelessness, and $7 million is coming to Washington state. Our state’s bold leadership and innovative approaches were rewarded for the second consecutive year, with two of just 11 grants awarded nationwide coming here. Last year, King County received one of the limited number of annual awards from the Youth Homeless

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