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Department Vision Statement
The vision of the Community, Housing and Human Services Department is to maximize the quality of life for Spokane’s extremely low to moderate income populations.
Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Community, Housing and Human Services Department is to invest public and private funding into partnerships with organizations who deliver resources, services, affordable housing, and economic opportunities to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety and quality of life for Spokane’s extremely low to moderate income households.
The City of Spokane’s Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is currently seeking proposals from organizations providing services benefiting extremely-low-to-moderate income residents. Funding for the 2014 Program Year is approximately $8.2 million and applications may be submitted through the Coordinated Grant Funding Notice. The Coordinated Grant Program provides a single point of entry for Community Development Block Grant, McKinney Vento Homeless Grant, Consolidated Homeless Housing Grant, City of Spokane Homeless Initiatives, City of Spokane Human Services Grant and Community Center Capacity Building program applications. Applications are due by October 11, 2013.
The CHHS Board will hold a public hearing to discuss the 2014 Program Year on September 10th, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St., Lower Level. This public hearing will cover the CHHS Board’s vision and mission statements, funding priorities and principles and offer other information to aid applicants with the new Coordinated Grant Program.
Three technical assistance sessions will be available on August 30th, September 13th and September 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Sessions will be held in the CHHS Conference Room, 6th Floor, City Hall. Content of the sessions will be based on questions received by email and grouped into general topic areas (e.g. preparing a budget, procurement processes, agency collaborations, etc). Topics will be posted on the CHHS website by noon on Thursday, the day before the session. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual technical assistance is also available by contacting the grant program specialist(s) listed in the Coordinated Grant Funding Notice.
Please join the Community, Housing and Human Services Board on September 10, 2013, for a public hearing/funding orientation event to discuss the 2014 program year application process. The event will be held at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St., from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information,click here.