HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program
HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds are awarded annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for development and maintenance of affordable housing for low-income households. The City of Everett is part of an Interlocal Agreement with Snohomish County to form a consortium to receive HOME funds annually. Snohomish County's Office of Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development (OHHCD) administers this funding on behalf of the Snohomish County HOME Consortium. The City of Everett's allocation of HOME funds attributes to 21% of the Consortium's HOME funds to eligible housing activities within the city.
Each year HOME funds are prioritized based on annual needs and goals. Agencies apply for funding for the upcoming Program Year (July to June calendar) based on the annual needs identified. The projects awarded with funding, along with the supporting goals, are described in Snohomish County's Annual Action Plan and the City Council Funding Resolution.
The 2024 Notice of Funding Availability is now open until October 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM (noon). To apply, please go to https://www.everettwa.gov/2774/Grant-Opportunities.
Community priority needs for the 2024 Program Year were determined by the Citizens Advisory Committee at a public hearing on August 8, 2023.
Community priority needs will set priorities for Community Development funding awards for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Program funds, 2060 Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTF), and Human Needs funds. A list of needs is below.
Priorities for Federal (CDBG/HOME) and State (AHTF) funding:
• Public Facilities
• Public Services
• Economic Development
The City of Everett is an equal housing opportunity agency. The City will arrange for translation or interpretation services for non-English speaking and hearing impaired residents upon request. The City strives to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please contact Vicki Dorway at (425) 257-7185 or email email@example.com to arrange special accommodations or translation services.
The City of Everett expects to receive $400,000 of HOME funds for the 2023 Program Year.
A public hearing and meeting of the City of Everett’s Citizens Advisory Committee was held on November 15, 2022. The Committee made funding recommendations which were followed by a formal public comment period from November 18 through December 20, 2022.
Snohomish County, Tenant Based Rental Assistance, $160,000
City of Everett, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), $240,000
The City of Everett is an equal housing opportunity agency. The City will, upon request, provide translation for non-English speaking and hearing impaired residents. The City strives to accommodate individuals with disabilities, please contact Vicki Dorway at (425) 257-7185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if special accommodations are needed.
The City of Everett was notified it will receive a total of $784,008 in HOME funds for the 2022 Program Year to benefit low and moderate income households. Of this total, $468,913 is Entitlement funds and $315,095 is program income. Program income is restricted to the CHIP program (Community Housing Improvement Program).
A public hearing and meeting of the City of Everett’s Citizens Advisory Committee was held on November 16, 2021. The Committee made funding recommendations which were followed by a formal public comment period from November 22 through December 23, 2021. The 2022 Annual Action Plan is available for review.
On March 2nd the Everett City Council adopted a Resolution supporting 2022 CDBG, AHTF and HOME funding allocations.
Following are the awards for 2022 HOME activities:
Snohomish County, Tenant Based Rental Assistance, $200,000
City of Everett, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), $150,000
For information on funding sources please visit Federal & Municipal Funding.
Federal funds are provided to local governments to assist in the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. HOME funds must be aligned with HUD guidelines, Snohomish County annual goals, and annual needs identified for the City of Everett.
The City of Everett's Citizens Advisory Committee determines the community priority needs for projects annually, at a public hearing typically held in late summer/early fall. The public is invited to attend this hearing in helping to determine the priorities for funding for the next Program Year.
More information on eligible activities for HOME projects can be found on Snohomish County's HOME webpage, maintained by Snohomish County's Human Services Department Housing and Community Services Division.
The Program Year for the City of Everett's HOME program runs from July 1 to June 30 the following year.
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is announced following a public hearing on determining needs. The Citizens Advisory Committee reviews projects in the fall and provides recommendations to City Council on award recommendations. City Council will take action on the recommendations, which are then provided to HUD for final review. This process typically ends in the spring.
The City of Everett typically receives funding from Snohomish County during the Fall for the Program Year in which the funds are to be used.