Each October, the city of Vancouver requests applications from partner organizations and uses a volunteer scoring committee to prioritize applications for funding
VANCOUVER – The city of Vancouver welcomes the community to review and provide input on the 2022 award of approximately $2,981,821 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $779,469 in Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding.
These funding totals consist primarily of an annual allocation that comes to the city from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition, program income, reprogrammed funding and CARES Act funds are included in the total. Funds must be used for projects and programs that benefit people with low to moderate incomes.
Each October, the city requests applications from partner organizations and uses a volunteer scoring committee to prioritize applications for funding. The recommended projects are detailed in an Annual Action Plan that is reviewed by the community and City Council and submitted to HUD.
Funds are available for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of housing or public facilities, public services, economic development and rental assistance. Funding priorities are based on the council-approved Consolidated Plan. Current priorities include increasing affordable housing opportunities, reducing poverty and addressing homelessness, increasing economic opportunities for small businesses, and creating and preserving facilities that serve the public and enhance the community.
The following is a summary of the 2022 awards; approximately $369,560 will be set aside for program planning and administration and $114,670 for a Community Housing Development Organization project.
- $1,339,050 for rental assistance, first-time home buyers and homeowner rehabilitation. Approximately 109 households will be served.
- $510,000 for homeless programs and outreach, childcare and youth programs and furniture assistance that will serve about 805 people.
- $278,000 for technical assistance and resources for approximately 154 small businesses.
- $250,000 for improvements to a health center which serves 2,100 people per year and $900,000 for Fourth Plain Commons acquisition.
Review the 2022 CDBG and HOME Draft Action Plan (PDF). The community is also invited to attend a public hearing and provide comments on the plan on May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Samantha Whitley in the Economic Prosperity and Housing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 487-7952.
Information provided by city of Vancouver.