Director: Jennifer Johnson
HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESSMore and more Skagit County residents say local housing issues have reached a crisis state.
Purchasing a home is out of reach for many families while monthly rents stretch household budgets. The local homeless population is increasing. There is a shortfall in area housing for people with a wide range of incomes. Many people who were once financially comfortable now struggle – taking money away from basics in order to keep a roof over their heads.
Skagit County seeks applications, no later than 3:00pm on February 12th, 2021, from qualified parties experienced in implementing projects to provide homeless crisis response services.
Skagit County HOME Consortium 2021 Housing Development Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Skagit County and the Skagit County HOME Consortium seek applications for the development of affordable housing in Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties. [more information]
HOUSING FUNDING AVAILABILITY
Skagit County 2019 Homeless Housing Plan
The vision for the 2019 Homeless Housing Plan is that homelessness in Skagit County is prevented, and in cases when it does occur, that it is a brief, rare and one-time experience. Its purpose is to make clear the action plan of the homeless crisis response system over the next five years and to guide funding decisions on behalf of the County.
The plan was guided by a task force of community members and developed by assessing data collected through surveys, community meetings, focus groups, individual interviews, state specific tools and support from the Washington State Department of Commerce and the Technical Assistance Collective (TAC). Objectives for Skagit County’s plan were determined by Commerce’s Local Plan Guidelines. If you would like to provide comments or have questions, email or call Sarah Hinman at email@example.com or 360-416-1507.
Housing and Homelessness:
Skagit County Public Health partners with local cities and nonprofits to provide humanitarian response, emergency shelters, rental assistance and supportive services with the goal of improving access to housing and reducing homelessness [flyer]
Housing Summit documents and presentations:
Building a Skagit County Housing Affordability Strategy
in Skagit County