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Counties look for community heroes to house the vulnerable

$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

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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