Funding priorities are based on community need as expressed through the consultation process with community partners
VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver welcomes the community to review and provide input on the 2023 allocation of approximately $2,496,110 in Home Investment Partnerships Program American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) funding.
These American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds are administered through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program to benefit qualifying individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. The types of activities that can be undertaken with this funding include:
- development and support of affordable housing,
- tenant-based rental assistance,
- supportive services; and
- acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter.
Funding priorities are based on community need as expressed through the consultation process with community partners. Current priorities include supportive services and housing for people who are experiencing homelessness.
The HOME-ARP Draft Allocation Plan is a substantial amendment to the 2021 Action Plan and can be reviewed here. The community is invited to submit comment via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org until 5 p.m. on Fri., March 3, 2023. The community is also invited to attend our public hearing at City Hall on Mon., Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
For more information, please contact Samantha Whitley in the Economic Prosperity and Housing Department at email@example.com (360) 487-7952.
Information provided by city of Vancouver.
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I didn’t see purchase of bus tickets in the list of ways the $2.5 million could be spent. Seems like a one way ticket back to Portland or on to Olympia should be considered. The rest of the funding could be spent on bulldozers and cleanup for the grounds being used illegally. Coddling just begets more problems. Take care. God bless.
I agree. In addition, we should spend some of the money to make possession of drugs illegal again (run an informational campaign), plus renovate and/or build a new jail with enough space for lawbreakers to be housed instead of putting them out on the street.
Giving homeless people “stuff” doesn’t begin to solve their problem. Rehabilitation to become a productive part of society is the only long term solution to solve this problem…..
The city of Vancouver has absolutely no accountability. I’ve asked these people what metrics are in place to measure the effectiveness of their programs. No response!