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Director: Keith Higman


2022 Skagit County HOME Consortium CAPER

Skagit County, as Lead Agency for the Skagit County HOME Consortium, is undertaking a review process prior to submission of a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2022 CAPER is an annual assessment of the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and describes the Consortium’s assessment of its annual performance in meeting its Consolidated Plan priorities and objectives. 


Presentation on CAPER highlights

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 10:45 am to review the 2022 CAPER and receive public comment. Attendance will be in person or remote by computer, table, or smartphone: or by phone: 1(253) 215-8782 Meeting ID: 871 8000 1980 Passcode: 143573. Please call the Clerk of the Board at (360) 416-1300 before the meeting is scheduled to start if you would like to sign up to provide public testimony. Written comments may also submitted to Madeleine Anthony, Skagit County Public Health, 700 S Second Street Room 301, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or The public comment period for the 2022 CAPER closes at 4:30 p.m. on September 28, 2022.

Skagit County HOME Consortium Funding Opportunities

2023 HOME Housing Development NOFA

Skagit County and the Skagit County HOME Consortium are pleased to make available approximately $1.9 million in HOME funding for the development of affordable housing in Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties. Full details regarding fund availability, applicant and project eligibility, and applicant requirements can be found in the 2023 Notice of Funding Availability linked below. Required application materials are provided in the document links below:

Full submission instructions are included in the NOFA. Any questions regarding this NOFA can be submitted to Shelley Kjos, Housing Resource Coordinator, Skagit County Public Health,

2024-2025 Coordinated Entry Request for Proposals

Skagit County is seeking proposals from qualified organizations interested in operating and supporting Coordinated Entry in Skagit County. Proposals must be submitted no later than 3:00pm on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

Budget limits are not defined in this proposal and applicants are asked to submit funding requests that reflect system and operational needs detailed in proposal.

The funding period is for seventeen months, February 2024 through June 2025.

Skagit County Rental Assistance Program

The Skagit County Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible Skagit County renters and their landlords.

As of 10/13/22, the Skagit County Rental Assistance Program is currently closed to new applicants.

If you have already applied, you will be contacted by a provider to process your application. Applications will be processed until all available funds have been distributed. 

If you have received an eviction or ERPP notice, this page includes information about the eviction process and your rights as a tenant.
Please contact the Housing Resource Center at Community Action of Skagit County to connect to agencies that may still have rent assistance resources available. (360) 416-7585

Additional Funding may become available, check here for updates.

Skagit County HOME Consortium
People Without Homes
Homeless in Skagit County
Housing: The first step in healing

Skagit County Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures

Measuring Local Homelessness & Our Response

Homelessness: FAQ's


2023 Point-in-Time Count

Skagit County 5-Year Homeless Housing Plan

Skagit County Housing Action Plan

Skagit County Affordable Housing Needs
Local Community Housing Profiles

Recovery Housing and Employment Needs Assessment

Community Report: Housing in Skagit County

Housing Summit documents and presentations:

Building a Skagit County Housing Affordability Strategy
Updated Report: 2016
Two out of every five households in Skagit County cannot afford the home they occupy. The attached report describes in detail the scope of our affordable housing shortfall and 12 recommendations to address this crucial issue.

Homelessness in Skagit County
At any point in time, at least 957 people in Skagit County are homeless (2011 Homeless Count). Throughout the year, hundreds more face the prospect of losing their homes due to precarious financial conditions, domestic violence, health crises, and chronic mental health and chemical dependency conditions. Furthermore, the rising cost of housing and stagnant wages increases the risk of people losing their housing, and makes it increasingly difficult to find affordable housing.
Skagit County: The 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness [Pdf]