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Request for Proposal(RFP):   

Yakima County Department of Public Services serves as the Lead entity for the Yakima County HOME Consortium (YCHC) and also oversees the local 2060 filing fee funds. Awards for funding from these revenue streams are informed by the 5 Year Consolidated Plan for Affordable Housing, scored by the Competitive Process Scoring Committee (a subcommittee of the YCHC), and awarded by the Board of County Commissioners.

The 2018, 2019 and 2020 applications process for affordable houseing projects closed at 3 pm on May 22nd, 2020. Preliminary awards are in process.

Questions about the application can be directed to andrea.reyes@co.yakima.wa.us.

Consortium History


In 2009, the six cities of Grandview, Mabton, Toppenish, Sunnyside, Union Gap, and Wapato  joined with Yakima County (representing the unincorporated areas) to form a consortium for the purpose of qualifying to become eligible to participate in the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) Program administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Through inter-local agreements they formed the Yakima County HOME Consortium and the Yakima County government was established as the Lead Agency with responsibility for managing the grant.

In July 2015, the City of Zillah and City of Harrah were formally accepted by HUD  into the Yakima County HOME Consortium. 


Five Year Goals and Objectives

The proposed activities are designed to meet the following HUD objective:

  • Provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households

The following Goals and Strategies developed during the planning process are designed to guide program planning and implementation over the second five years of the HOME Consortium’s affordable housing program. 

Goal one:  Ensure decent and affordable housing

Objective 1.  Rehabilitation. Preserve the housing of extremely low- to moderate-income homeowners, up to 80% AMI

Objective 2.  Rental Housing. Expand the supply of affordable rental housing available to extremely low- to very low-income home-renters, up to 50% AMI.  Explore the feasibility, options, and select a model to pilot to provide landlord rental rehabilitation for very low to moderate-income rental households in Year 5.

Objective 3. Home Ownership. Provide assistance to developers, sponsors, or owners to assist extremely low- to very-income households that are prepared to become home owners.



Contact Us

 
 

Harold MacLean, C.P.E., C.B.I., C.F.I.
Building Official
   
Andrea Reyes
Program Manager/HOME Administrator

Keri Larson
Housing Specialist
 
Josh DeBoer
Housing Specialist

HOME Consortium

128 North 2nd Street
4th floor, Courthouse
Yakima, WA 98901

Phone: 509-574-2300
 
 
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    
  
     
     

     

 

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