Commerce invests record $97 million in affordable housing projects serving thousands of people statewide

Commerce invests record $97 million in affordable housing projects serving thousands of people statewide

  • December 29, 2020

State Housing Trust Fund grants and loans will create and preserve 1,685 units of housing for low-income households, people experiencing homelessness and others in need OLYMPIA, WA — Nearly 21 million Americans – nearly half of all U.S. renters in 2020 – paid more than 30% of their income on housing, and nearly a third paid more than half (Harvard University). Stable housing is the foundation for financial self-sufficiency, health

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$6 million grant will expand rental housing for extremely low-income people with disabilities throughout Washington state

$6 million grant will expand rental housing for extremely low-income people with disabilities throughout Washington state

  • December 7, 2020

State Housing Trust Fund estimates new HUD funding will approximately double existing capacity to serve vulnerable people statewide OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce has been awarded one of only seven grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop new rental housing for extremely low-income people with disabilities. The $6 million grant recognizes the state’s leadership in creating permanent supportive housing models

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Applications open for new round of state Working Washington business grants

Applications open for new round of state Working Washington business grants

  • December 2, 2020

Small businesses struggling to survive the impact of COVID-19 can apply now for up to $20,000 in a new round of $50 million in state Working Washington grants. Priority is focused on businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 and those most impacted by the recent public health measures, as well as businesses in sectors that have experienced significant, cumulative impacts.

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $725,000 in four counties

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $725,000 in four counties

  • November 19, 2020

Funding will support rural technology, innovation and broadband development studies, and a $16+ million rail construction project expected to create 103 jobs OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $488,750 in low-interest loans and $236,250 in grants for economic development, public infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth, job creation and broadband development in four communities across the state. Projects awarded funding

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$2 million in COVID relief grants now open for nonprofits

$2 million in COVID relief grants now open for nonprofits

  • October 26, 2020

Focus on organizations led by and serving communities of color seeks to address disproportionate pandemic impact OLYMPIA, WA – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on nonprofit organizations, with many experiencing increased demand for services and programs while at the same time dealing with disruption of services and programs, cancellation of contracts, funding losses due to canceled fundraisers, reduced donations and other issues affecting staff and volunteer capacity.

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State provides funding to help thousands more people in Washington state access behavioral health care closer to home

State provides funding to help thousands more people in Washington state access behavioral health care closer to home

  • October 15, 2020

State grants are part of Inslee plan to add capacity and serve a wide variety of needs locally, including intensive behavioral health facilities, dementia care, and other specialized needs. OLYMPIA, WA –Today the Washington State Department of Commerce awarded 22 projects a total of $33.8 million in grants to support 395 new beds and outpatient services that will assist people with a wide variety of behavioral health needs and offer

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