Federal Funding For Skamania & Klickitat County Housing
The Columbia Gorge Housing Authority will be receiving a piece of federal funding to help Klickitat and Skamania County adults with disabilities and their families to achieve safe, secure, and stable housing. Washington Senator Patty Murray announced today that Columbia Gorge Housing Authority will receive $188,345 from new Mainstream Housing Vouchers, which are being funded through a 2018 spending bill that passed the Senate. The vouchers will fund local initiatives to help non-elderly, people with disabilities who are at risk of institutionalization or homelessness access affordable housing and other support services. Columbia Gorge Housing Authority chair Gabe Spencer said they plan to leverage this money in the private rental market and collaborate with health and human services partners to provide participants with voluntary supportive services.