King County Executive announces million in in affordable housing funding for construction and preservation

Several Eastside organizations and projects are slated to receive funding.

King County Executive Dow Constantine (Screenshot from King County website)

King County Executive Dow Constantine (Screenshot from King County website)

On Jan. 24, Executive Constantine announced $23.4 million in awards to local organizations around King County to create housing opportunities for hundreds of local individuals. The seven projects were awarded funds in late December 2021 through King County’s Housing Finance Program, within the Department of Community and Human Services.

Each project will bring new construction or preservation of affordable rental homes, totaling 409 units located in Seattle, East King County, and South King County. All the units will house low-income individuals or families, with half providing housing to previously homeless households and 25 units serving domestic violence survivors and their children.

“Our region must continue to invest in more sustainable, affordable housing, and these projects will open doors for people around King County,” said Constantine. “The recipients of these awards are doing critical work to advance equitable, community-driven development. The projects mitigate displacement pressures and provide more people with a safe place to call home.”

Organizations and projects that are receiving funds include:

LifeWire in Bellevue will receive $4,300,000 a rehabilitation of a property in Bellevue will provide 25 units of emergency shelter and transitional housing for domestic violence survivors and their children who are coming out of homelessness or are at high risk of homelessness.

Horizon Housing Alliance in Kirkland will receive $6,100,000 for developments related to the 40 units of homeless and extremely low-income housing provided within Totem Lake will be part of a larger development that will include new construction of an additional 470 units of transit-oriented development workforce housing.

Friends of Youth in Kirkland will receive $1,806,800 to renovate an existing 8-unit apartment complex to include housing for 14 low-income young adults.

Renton Housing Authority is slated to receive $1,458,56 for the Sunset Gardens project that will include 75 units of affordable housing for Veterans and people experiencing homelessness, as well as the Renton Housing Authority administrative office on the ground floor.

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