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Director: Keith Higman

 

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

 

Skagit County Home Consortium

For information about Skagit County HOME Consortium funding opportunities, please check here.


Invitation to Submit Letter of Interest for New Recovery Housing Capacity

Skagit County seeks Letters of Interest, no later than 4:30pm on April 5, 2024, from qualified parties seeking to add recovery housing capacity for individuals with behavioral health disorders. Details about project objectives, funding, and LOI requirements can be found in the link below.

Questions should be directed to Christi Brua Weaver, Behavioral Health Coordinator at Skagit County Public Health, by email at christibw@co.skagit.wa.us.

2024-2025 Homeless Crisis Response System Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Skagit County seeks applications, no later than 3:00pm on Monday, March 4th, 2024, from qualified parties experienced in implementing projects to provide homeless crisis response services. Please note that this NOFA is also seeking seasonal cold weather shelter applications.

Full details regarding funding availability, eligible applicants and projects, and application requirements can be found in the 2024 NOFA linked below. Required application materials are provided in the document links below

Any questions regarding this NOFA can be submitted to Peter Miterko, Community Health Coordinator, Skagit County Public Health, peterm@co.skagit.wa.us.

 


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.

Videos
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


Reports:

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]