Spokane County to use over $6 million in ARP funds for affordable housing projects

Spokane County

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution directing $6,381,799 from the Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act for affordable, long-term housing.

Here’s where that funding will go:

  • $1 million to Spokane County Fire District 10 for entry-level volunteer first responder housing
  • $1.7 million to Habitat for Humanity Spokane for housing with an emphasis on establishing home ownership
  • $1.5 million to Spokane Housing Authority for supportive housing units at Hifumi-En Apartments
  • $181,799 to Family Promise of Spokane for family-supportive housing units
  • $2 million to Volunteers of America Eastern WA and Northern ID for youth and young adult supportive housing units

“As Commissioners, we are providing ‘last gap’ dollars for shovel ready projects. These projects will create about 230 new affordable housing units in Spokane County over the next three years,” said Mary Kuney, Chair of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.

You can visit Spokane County’s ARP website to learn more about ARP funds, view Spokane County’s funding priorities, and more.

“These are excellent projects that not only bridge gaps in housing for our community, but also provide a path to home ownership and a way for individuals to break the cycle of generational poverty,” said Spokane County Commissioner Al French. “This investment by the County will continue to pay dividends for our citizens for many years to come.”

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