Today, Washington Department of Commerce awarded Parkview Services over 1.2 million from the Housing Trust Fund to create affordable rental housing for extremely low-income people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) and provide down payment assistance for low-to-moderate income households with special needs.
The funding comes as two awards- the first award of $642,150 was awarded for the creation of 8 affordable housing units for extremely low-income people with IDDs in Tukwila. Riverton Park, a collaboration between Homestead Community Land Trust and Parkview Services, combines affordable rental housing for people with IDDs and affordable homeownership for low-income families. Both types of housing- rented and owned, will be part of an innovative and inclusive new community model.
The second award of $600,000 will provide down payment assistance funds for 10 low-to-moderate income special needs households. First-time homebuyers with disabilities and the family members that live with them will recieve first-time homebuyer education, specialized pre-purchase housing counseling and down payment assistance to overcome traditional barriers to homeownership. These funds will be used to purchase homes in King, Snohomish and Skagit County.
See link to all 2019 Stage 2 HTF awards below: