Social Impact Studio partners with Okanogan County, WA, to create the County’s five-year homeless plan and receives an additional grant from Washington State Department of Commerce to integrate affordable housing into the five-year plan

March 7, 2024

Okanogan County, Washington, in partnership with the WestEast Social Impact Studio and the Okanogan Community Action Council, was awarded a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Coordinating Low-Income Housing Planning (CLIHP) program for 2023-2025. These funds will support coordination efforts for land use planning and homeless services, aiming to address the rising homelessness among various demographic groups in the county, including working families, veterans, youth, women, Hispanic, and Native populations. An estimated 1,000 people in Okanogan County lack permanent housing each night, including those living without basic amenities like water and electricity.

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