Housing & Social Service Funding Program

Public Comment Invited - Proposed Amendments to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)2015

 

The City will hold a 30-day public comment period (April 15, 2016 - May 15, 2016) on proposed amendments to Olympia's CDBG Program Year 2015 Annual Action Plan. A public hearing will be held on the evening of Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The City proposes to amend the original CDBG allocation of $458,265 to a new proposed total allocation of $592,600. These amendments allow the City to allocate an unexpected increase in CDBG program income and to reprogram funds not likely to be expended by the program year deadline.

View the Matrix of Proposed Amendments

View the Legal Notice published 4/15/2016

Submit public comments to the Olympia City Council by:

  • Phoning:  (360) 753-8244
  • Emailing:  Citycouncil@ci.Olympia.wa.us
  • Mailing to:  Olympia City Council, P.O. Box 1967, Olympia, Washington 98507-1967
  • Hand deliver your comment to:  Olympia City Council, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia, Washington
 

CDBG Program

The Federal CDBG program provides funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of housing for low- to moderate-income households. In addition, the program supports specific economic development and social services activities. Learn more about the CDBG Program.

The City presents its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) which is the annual report on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This report provides information on the activities funded by the City for the Program Year 2014 (herein PY 2014) Action Plan (9/1/14 - 8/31/15), the second of a five-year Consolidated Plan.  

CDBG Program News:

Program Year 2015 Draft Annual Action Plan

The PY 2015 Action Plan, which runs from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016, serves as the blueprint for how Olympia will invest CDBG funds to address high-priority local needs and benefit the community in the third year of the five-year (2013-2017) Consolidated Plan period.

Program Year 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
The annual report (CAPER) for the City of Olympia's Community Development Block Grant was submitted to HUD on November 26, 2014. The CAPER reflects implementation of the City's Consolidated Plan through proposed actions identified in the Program Year 2013 one-year action plan.

Program Year 2014 Annual Action Plan
The PY 2014 Action Plan, which runs from September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015, serves as the blueprint for how Olympia will invest CDBG funds to address high-priority local needs and benefit the community in the second year of the five-year (2013-2017) Consolidated Plan period.  

Other Housing & Social Services Activities:

The City provides some direct funding for homeless services through the Community Investment Partnership and also participates in the Countywide HOME Consortium which provides direct funding for homeless services. The City also works closely with the County Homeless Coordinator, as well as other community stakeholders. 

The City Housing Program also contracts with the County to conduct the annual Point in Time Homeless Census and produces the annual Homeless Census Report that presents information on who is homeless and why, along with a current listing of available homeless and housing resources.

Health & Human Services Funding

Current Social Service Allocations

More information about specific social service programs is available upon request by emailing Anna Schlecht, Housing Program Manager.

Prior Social Service Allocations  

For a review of HSRC allocations for social service programs, please click on the funding year. 

City of Olympia Programs

The City offers a tax-exemption for multi-family housing projects in specific areas. Learn more about the Tax Exemption Program

Resources

Find contact information and links to housing assistance offered with the region, by the State of Washington, and by various US departments. Learn more about regional, state, and national programs