City of Vancouver accepting grant applications for Rental Assistance Programs

Programs aimed at preventing homelessness

VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver is now accepting applications from organizations interested in receiving grant funding from the Affordable Housing Fund for rental assistance programs aimed at preventing homelessness in Vancouver.

Up to $3 million in funding is available through the Affordable Housing Fund for qualifying programs that provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50 percent of area median income, who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Photo by Mike Schultz
Up to $3 million in funding is available through the Affordable Housing Fund for qualifying programs that provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50 percent of area median income, who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Photo by Mike Schultz

Up to $3 million in funding is available through the Affordable Housing Fund for qualifying programs that provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50 percent of area median income (AMI), who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. Current AMI for a family of four is $43,950. Local government agencies, nonprofit organizations and for-profit firms are eligible to apply.

More information and a link to the grant application can be found at: www.cityofvancouver.us/affordablehousingfund.

The submission deadline is April 1 by 3 p.m. An optional workshop for interested applicants will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thu., March 12 at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th Street, in the Aspen Room.

Grants applications will be reviewed in April with grant awards announced in June 2020.

To request this information in another format or language, contact Peggy Sheehan at (360) 487-7952, TTY: (360) 487-8602, WA Relay: 7-1-1 or by email at peggy.sheehan@cityofvancouver.us.

About the Affordable Housing Fund

The Affordable Housing Fund was created when Vancouver voters approved Proposition 1 in the November 2016 general election. The passage of the proposition granted the City the ability to levy a property tax for the purpose of buying, building and preserving low-income rental housing and preventing homelessness through rental assistance and other housing services.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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