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More than a million dollars is available for local public-interest organizations to invest in projects that support affordable housing or homeless services.

Interested organizations must submit letter(s) of interest to Skagit County by 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, with full proposal packages due by 3 p.m. Friday, March 31. Proposals are primarily sought for projects such as affordable housing, low-barrier shelter planning, rental assistance and more.

“We believe homelessness should be rare, brief and a one-time event in Skagit County,” said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Public Health Director. “We want our community partners to take advantage of this funding opportunity to keep kids, families and vulnerable adults out of the elements.”

Skagit County received the $1.5 million in funding from a variety of federal, state and local resources to provide to qualified organizations experienced in homeless crisis response services. In 2016, the County distributed money to eight local organizations for projects ranging from emergency shelters to rent assistance to services and shelter for homeless youth. 

Find more information about the application process online at https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Rfp/2017Housing.htm

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

1,077 Skagit Cases (+4)
<50 Cases in ZIP 98221

96 Hospitalizations (+0)
22 Deaths (+0)
35,804 Tests
NA% Positive

82,199 Cases Statewide (+597)
7,248 Hospitalizations (+33)

2,037 Deaths Statewide (+0)

Updated 6:00 pm September 19, 2020.

Our Coronavirus page is updated each morning.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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