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The HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program utilizes Federal funds to support communities providing utility, deposit and ongoing rental assistance.  Commerce TBRA funds are contracted to local providers.  Commerce does not provide direct rent or utility assistance.  Eligible households are referred to TBRA through local Coordinated Entry Systems.

State Seeking Input on Draft Action Plan for 2019 HUD Funds

The state’s 2019 Draft Action Plan is available here and is open to receive input during a 30-day public comment period. The public comment period is from March 26, 2019 until April 25, 2019, with a public hearing scheduled on April 23, 2019 (more information below). Proposed changes drafted in the Plan include how the HUD program funds are allocated for the 2019 funding year. The Action Plan follows HUD’s template.

Opportunities to comment include:

When:              March 26 through April 25, 2019, 9:00am
How:                Send your written comments to the contact listed below by 5pm, April 25, 2019

When:              Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Where:             Department of Commerce (directions) 1011 Plum St SE, Olympia 98504, Building 5, 2nd Floor, Evergreen Room

Call in option:  Dial +1 (646) 749-3122, Access Code: 966-988-709
Online option: PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

This public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. To submit comments, request the documents in an alternate format, or arrange accommodations with at least one-week notice, please contact Jennifer Lane at or (360) 725-2972, or mail to CDBG, PO Box 42525, Olympia WA 98504-2525.

Enabling Legislation and Related Rules

Program Links

Action Plan


Contact Information

Commerce provides assistance to contracted housing authorities nonprofits that receive resources from Commerce. If you need direct assistance with homelessness, please use the link in the red bar at the top of the page to connect to local resources.

Julie Montgomery
Commerce TBRA Program Manager
Phone: 360-725-2963