Larsen Announces Nearly $4 Million for Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Snohomish County

Sep 20, 2013 Issues: Social Services

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced that Snohomish County will receive nearly $4 million in federal grants to increase affordable housing, improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters, and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families. These grants are administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“When people have access to reliable housing and good jobs, we all benefit from greater economic growth,” Larsen said. “These grants will create local construction jobs and help build a brighter economic future in Snohomish County.”

The grants are distributed as follows:

  • $2,408,384 Community Development Block Grant to develop urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities for low-income families.
  • $171,623 Emergency Shelter Grant to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
  • $1,408,398 HOME Grant to fund local housing programs to low and very-low income families.

More information on these grants is available here.