King County on Tuesday announced $10.4 million in local and federal grants that will provide low-income housing, and several Eastside groups...
King County on Tuesday announced $10.4 million in local and federal grants that will provide low-income housing, and several Eastside groups were among the recipients.
The money will be used to create 380 affordable units of housing in the county and to preserve 90 others, according to county officials.
The biggest award — about $1.6 million — went to Downtown Action to Save Housing, which will build a 92-unit, low-income apartment complex in Renton.
Other Eastside recipients:
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• The St. Andrew’s Housing Group, based in Bellevue, will get $1 million in federal money to buy and rehabilitate a 28-unit apartment complex for low-income residents.
• Hopelink will get $650,000 in federal money to build eight units for low-income families in Duvall.
• Community Homes will receive $500,000 in county money to buy and rehabilitate two homes in Redmond and create 10 beds for developmentally disabled adults.
• A Regional Coalition for Housing and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission will get $300,000 in federal money to help as many as 32 low-income homebuyers on the Eastside with their down payments.
• Housing at the Crossroads will receive $100,000 in county money to help build six units in Bellevue for families with children.
Other grants will fund an 86-unit apartment complex in Federal Way, 92 studio apartments for homeless seniors in downtown Seattle, 25 beds for the homeless in Kent, and seven apartments for families in Renton.
The grants were the first since a regional committee earlier this year created a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in King County. Nearly 200 of the new units will go to the chronically homeless or residents at serious risk of becoming homeless.
Eighty-three percent of the housing units included in the funding will serve households with incomes at or below 50 percent of King County median income. According to the county, a three-person household at 50 percent of median income earns $35,050 annually; a single-person household at 50 percent of median earns $27,250.
A county Joint Recommendation Committee, with officials from several local governments, awarded the grants last week.
Ashley Bach: 206-464-2567 or firstname.lastname@example.org