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County needs new members for housing committee

 

October 1, 2012



Snohomish County is seeking residents to serve on its Housing and Community Development Technical Advisory Committee, which helps determine how federal, state and local funding should be used to increase housing opportunities for those in need.

Snohomish County receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as other sources, which it distributes through a competitive funding process. Part of that process involves a review of proposed projects by members of the technical advisory committee.

The county is now seeking interest from local residents to serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1. The committee meets at least twice a year.

Positions available are intended to ensure input from a diverse representation of the county. The classification groups for citizen members are as follows:

• Two low-income representatives.

• Two senior representatives.

• Two minority representatives.

• Two disabled representatives.

“Snohomish County highly values active community participation in our funding processes for housing opportunities,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “This advisory committee is an opportunity for residents to help guide support toward key projects and services that are making a meaningful difference in our community.”

Residents interested in volunteering to be a citizen member of the Technical Advisory Committee should contact Dean Weitenhagen, supervisor of Snohomish County Office of Housing and Community Development, at 425-388-3267 dean.weitenhagen@snoco.org.

 

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