Grants will help homeless

Area programs serving homeless people will get a boost with grants from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Thirty-one grants in Northwest Washington, totaling $6.3 million, were announced this week by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen.

“Too many families in our communities don’t know where they will sleep from night to night,” Larsen, a 2nd District Democrat, said in a statement released Wednesday. The grants will keep the facilities operating.

Among recipients are these programs in Snohomish County: Housing Authority of Snohomish County, Shelter Plus Care No. 5, $2,733,912; Compass Health Islander Apartments, $34,600; Compass Health Harrison Apartments, $57,259; Compass Health McKinney Shared, $41,393; Compass Health Camellia House, $23,609; Catholic Community Services Reallocated Permanent Supportive Housing, $60,349; Catholic Community Services Helpers of People with HIV/AIDS, $35,931; Catholic Community Services Autumn Leaf House, $70,369; Cocoon House Cocoon Complex, $163,659.

Also these programs: Housing Hope Village, $164,820; Housing Hope Lervick Family Village, $81,523; Housing Hope Kennedy Court Apartments, $29,828; Housing Hope Vouch for Children, $80,315; Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Domestic Violence Transitional Housing, $109,270; Archdiocesan Housing Authority, Monte Cristo, $101,356; Alderbrooke, $87,585; Chronic Leasing Intensive Program, $175,513; YWCA Long Term Leasing for the Chronically Homeless Disabled, $124,476; YWCA Project Reunite, $43,636; Volunteers of America Transitional Housing for Families, $75,435; and TSA Permanent Housing Program, $58,203.

The Housing Authority of Island County, Island County Shelter Plus Care also received a grant for $37,848.

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