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Home security fund accountPerformance metricsExpenditure review.

(1) The home security fund account is created in the state treasury, subject to appropriation. Expenditures from the account may be used only for programs as described in this chapter.
(2)(a) By December 15, 2021, the department, in consultation with stakeholder groups specified in RCW 43.185C.185(2)(c), must create a set of performance metrics for each county receiving funding under RCW 36.22.250(4)(b). The metrics must target actions within a county's control that will prevent and reduce homelessness, such as increasing the number of permanent supportive housing units and increasing or maintaining an adequate number of noncongregate shelter beds.
(b)(i) Beginning July 1, 2023, and by July 1st every two years thereafter, the department must award funds under RCW 36.22.250(4)(b) to eligible grantees in a manner that 7 [seven] percent of funding is distributed as a performance-based allocation based on performance metrics created under (a) of this subsection, in addition to any base allocation of funding for the county.
(ii) Any county that demonstrates that it has met or exceeded the majority of the target actions to prevent and reduce homelessness over the previous two years must receive the remaining 15 percent performance-based allocation. Any county that fails to meet or exceed the majority of target actions to prevent and reduce homelessness must enter into a corrective action plan with the department. To receive its performance-based allocation, a county must agree to undertake the corrective actions outlined in the corrective action plan and any reporting and monitoring deemed necessary by the department. Any county that fails to meet or exceed the majority of targets for two consecutive years after entering into a corrective action plan may be subject to a reduction in the performance-based portion of the funds received in (b)(i) of this subsection, at the discretion of the department in consultation with stakeholder groups specified in RCW 43.185C.185(2)(c). Performance-based allocations unspent due to lack of compliance with a corrective action plan created under this subsection (2)(b) may be distributed to other counties that have met or exceeded their target actions.
(3) The department must distinguish allotments from the account made to carry out the activities in RCW 43.330.167, 43.330.700 through 43.330.715, 43.330.911, 43.185C.010, and 43.185C.250 through 43.185C.320.
(4) During the 2019-2021 and 2021-2023 fiscal biennia, expenditures from the account may also be used for shelter capacity grants.


Conflict with federal requirementsEffective date2021 c 334: See notes following RCW 43.79.555.
FindingsIntentDepartment of commerce and William D. Ruckelshaus center examination of homelessnessReports2021 c 214: See note following RCW 43.185C.185.
Effective date2020 c 357: See note following RCW 43.79.545.
IntentShort title2018 c 85: See notes following RCW 43.185C.045.
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