County now accepting proposals for up to 1.2M in grant funding to address housing crisis

From: Beth Byrne, Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4353

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County’s Board of County Commissioners and Budget Committee are accepting proposals for funding between Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 to support $1.2 million in innovative and sustainable affordable housing solutions. This funding is an investment in private and public partnerships and will continue annually to develop housing capacity and year-to-year continuity for those in need.

The county hopes that affordable housing and service providers will innovate new creative solutions for Clackamas County’s most vulnerable community members, including families with children, veterans, disabled and elderly residents.

Proposed projects should fit within the following categories:

  • Development or Preservation of Housing
  • Safety off the Streets – Immediate Temporary Housing
  • Resident/Veteran Services and Houseless Services
  • Houseless Prevention and Placement Services

Read our detailed descriptions of these categories and the county’s priorities for funding.

All projects considered for funding will serve the most vulnerable, low-income county residents who earn 50 percent or less of Area Median Income. Proposals to be reviewed and scored by the county’s Houseless Task Force.

For more information about the fund, contact Vahid Brown at 503-742-5345 or vbrown@clackamas.us.