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Senator Murray: “I’m going to keep fighting in the Senate to get Washingtonians the federal assistance they need to help their families stay safe, healthy and secure while we all wait out this pandemic”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $6,259,690 million for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act that is being distributed to Public Housing Authorities across Washington state to administer the Housing Choice Voucher program and help vulnerable Washingtonians remain in safe, secure housing during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. 

“So many families across our state are struggling to keep a roof over their heads during this pandemic, and I’m going to keep fighting in the Senate to get Washingtonians the federal assistance they need to help their families stay safe, healthy, and secure while we all wait out this pandemic,” Senator Murray said. 

This funding comes as part of the $1.25 billion in Tenant-Based Rental Assistance and $7 billion in total assistance for affordable housing and homelessness assistance programs that Senator Murray fought to include in the CARES Act. Specifically, these awards will be distributed through the Housing Choice Voucher program to public housing authorities across the state and country to assist very low-income families, elderly individuals, and people with disabilities in acquiring and maintaining safe, stable housing. This past March, Senator Murray also pushed Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to provide Public Housing Authorities with the resources and information that they need to safely and effectively do their jobs during this pandemic. For a full breakdown of the $6,259,690 million going to Washington state, please see below.

City

Public Housing Authority Name (Recipient)

County

Award Amount

Seattle

Seattle Housing Authority

King

 $209,050

Seattle

Housing Authority of  King County

King

 $303,786

Bremerton

Housing Authority of The City of Bremerton

Kitsap

 $232,042

Port Angeles

Peninsula Housing Authority

Clallam            

 $96,366

Tacoma

Housing Authority City of Tacoma

Pierce             

 $737,380

Everett

Housing Authority City of Everett

Snohomish          

 $581,992

Longview

Housing Authority City of Longview

Cowlitz

 $190,198

Vancouver

Housing Authority of The City of Vancouver

Clark

 $326,826

Renton

Housing Authority City of Renton

King

 $84,958

Kennewick

Housing Authority City of Kennewick

Benton

 $129,160

The Dalles

Columbia Gorge Housing Authority

Wasco

 $38,864

Moses Lake

Housing Authority of Grant County

Grant              

 $29,956

Clarkston

Housing Authority of Asotin County

Asotin             

 $26,864

Aberdeen

Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County

Grays Harbor

 $69,542

Kelso

Housing Authority City of Kelso

Cowlitz            

 $37,918

Pasco

Housing Authority City of Pasco And Franklin County

Franklin

 $36,986

Coupeville

Housing Authority of Island County

Island             

 $42,670

Bellingham

Housing Authority City of Bellingham

Whatcom            

 $315,330

Silverdale

Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority

Kitsap

 $55,012

Everett

Housing Authority of Snohomish County

Snohomish

 $708,978

Yakima

Housing Authority City of Yakima

Yakima

 $142,920

Olympia

Housing Authority of Thurston County

Thurston

 $339,154

Tacoma

Housing Authority of Pierce County

Pierce

 $410,560

Spokane

Housing Authority City of Spokane

Spokane

 $747,030

Walla Walla

Housing Authority City of Walla Walla

Walla Walla        

 $165,388

Burlington

Housing Authority of Skagit County

Skagit

 $87,598

Wenatchee

Housing Authority of Chelan County And The City of Wenatchee

Chelan

 $78,686

Omak

Housing Authority of Okanogan County

Okanogan

 $34,476

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