43.185C.045  <<  43.185C.050 >>   43.185C.060

Local homeless housing plans.

(1) Each local homeless housing task force shall prepare and recommend to its local government legislative authority a five-year homeless housing plan for its jurisdictional area, which shall be not inconsistent with the department's statewide guidelines issued by December 1, 2018, and thereafter the department's five-year homeless housing strategic plan, and which shall be aimed at eliminating homelessness. The local government may amend the proposed local plan and shall adopt a plan by December 1, 2019. Performance in meeting the goals of this local plan shall be assessed annually in terms of the performance measures published by the department. Local plans may include specific local performance measures adopted by the local government legislative authority, and may include recommendations for any state legislation needed to meet the state or local plan goals.
(2) Eligible activities under the local plans include:
(a) Rental and furnishing of dwelling units for the use of homeless persons;
(b) Costs of developing affordable housing for homeless persons, and services for formerly homeless individuals and families residing in transitional housing or permanent housing and still at risk of homelessness;
(c) Operating subsidies for transitional housing or permanent housing serving formerly homeless families or individuals;
(d) Services to prevent homelessness, such as emergency eviction prevention programs including temporary rental subsidies to prevent homelessness;
(e) Temporary services to assist persons leaving state institutions and other state programs to prevent them from becoming or remaining homeless;
(f) Outreach services for homeless individuals and families;
(g) Development and management of local homeless plans including homeless census data collection; identification of goals, performance measures, strategies, and costs and evaluation of progress towards established goals;
(h) Rental vouchers payable to landlords for persons who are homeless or below thirty percent of the median income or in immediate danger of becoming homeless; and
(i) Other activities to reduce and prevent homelessness as identified for funding in the local plan.


IntentShort title2018 c 85: See notes following RCW 43.185C.045.
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