Housing & Social Service Funding Program
The City of Olympia provides financial assistance to rehabilitate or to create housing for low- to moderate-income housing through the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. In addition, the City also offers programs to encourage the development of multi-family housing in eligible areas and beautification of neighborhoods.
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.
Recent Updates Include:
1. Review the 2013 CDBG Applications received for the CDBG PY2013 Request for Proposals, which closed May 7, 2013.
2. The PY2013 RFP for Community Development Block Grant Funding Proposals was released on April 17, 2013.
Health & Human Services Council (HHSC)
The City of Olympia is part of the Health & Human Services Council (previously known as the Human Services Review Council - HSRC), which is an intergovernmental body that coordinates social service funding allocations from four local bodies of government: Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County. HHSC provides a unified approach that promotes regional responsibility for providing funding for social service needs.
A 2012 Interlocal Agreement replaced the 1982 Intergovernmental Agreement which set protocols for receiving, evaluating, and granting funds to eligible nonprofit organizations for 2013. Goals for the HHSC are to review local best practices to develop an effective, efficient and predictable administration protocol that supports the HHSC Committee to review local needs assessments, develop a citizen participation process, release annual RFPs consistent with funding goals, conduct a review process based on funding goals and selection criteria, award funding and repeat cycle.
More information about specific social service programs is available upon request by emailing Anna Schlecht, Housing Program Manager.
Former HSRC Allocations
For a review of HSRC allocations for social service programs, please click on the funding year.
- 2006 HSRC Allocations
- 2007 HSRC Allocations
- 2008 HSRC Allocations
- 2009 HSRC Allocations
- 2010 HSRC Allocations
- 2011 HSRC Allocations
- 2012 HSRC Allocations
City of Olympia ProgramsThe 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