Senator Murray Announces Federal COVID-19 Relief for Washington State Housing Authorities

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced nearly $5 million in federal funding awards for Washington state housing authorities from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be administered through the Housing Choice Voucher program to help public housing authorities from across the state with the increased costs they’ve incurred working to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

“Our public housing authorities are critical to keeping individuals and families safe, secure and housed, as well as protecting public health and stopping the spread of COVID-19, so I won’t stop fighting for the federal assistance they need to continue their vital work during this pandemic,” said Senator Murray.

This additional funding comes from the $850 million in administrative assistance for public housing authorities and $7 billion in total assistance for affordable housing and homelessness assistance programs that Senator Murray fought to include in the CARES Act. Senator Murray has also announced more than $90 million in CARES Act relief funding for cities and counties across Washington state to help people and families facing homelessness, and more than $4.2 million in federal assistance for Washington State Tribes and Tribal housing authorities. Additionally, Senator Murray has introduced legislation to establish an emergency rental assistance program to help people and families struggling to pay their rent due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For a full breakdown of the $4,956,957 million going to Washington state, please see below.

CityPublic Health Authority Name (Recipient)CountyAmount
SeattleSeattle Housing AuthorityKing$ 2,655,440
SeattleHousing Authority  Of  King CountyKing$ 2,301,517
BremertonHousing Authority Of The City Of BremertonKitsap$ 282,749
Port AngelesPeninsula Housing AuthorityClallam            $ 118,310
TacomaHousing Authority City Of TacomaPierce             $ 984,271
EverettHousing Authority City Of EverettSnohomish          $ 772,603
LongviewHousing Authority City Of LongviewCowlitz$ 226,375
VancouverHousing Authority Of The City Of VancouverClark$ 379,833
RentonHousing Authority  City Of RentonKing$ 133,664
KennewickHousing Authority  City Of KennewickBenton$ 159,531
The DallesColumbia Gorge Housing AuthorityWasco$ 47,711
Moses LakeHousing Authority Of Grant CountyGrant              $ 38,211
ClarkstonHousing Authority Of Asotin CountyAsotin             $ 32,903
AberdeenHousing Authority  Of Grays Harbor CountyGrays Harbor$ 122,028
KelsoHousing Authority  City Of KelsoCowlitz            $ 48,650
PascoHousing Authority  City Of Pasco And Franklin CountyFranklin$ 52,038
CoupevilleHousing Authority  Of Island CountyIsland             $ 51,186
BellinghamHousing Authority City Of BellinghamWhatcom            $ 389,997
SilverdaleKitsap County Consolidated Housing AuthorityKitsap$ 66,199
EverettHousing Authority Of Snohomish CountySnohomish$ 870,054
YakimaHousing Authority  City Of YakimaYakima$ 202,520
OlympiaHousing Authority Of Thurston CountyThurston$ 391,248
TacomaHousing Authority  Of Pierce CountyPierce$ 533,300
SpokaneHousing Authority  City Of SpokaneSpokane$ 959,070
Walla WallaHousing Authority City Of Walla WallaWalla Walla         $ 221,450
BurlingtonHousing Authority Of Skagit CountySkagit$ 109,511
WenatcheeHousing Authority Of Chelan County And The City Of WenatcheeChelan$ 97,479
OmakHousing Authority Of Okanogan CountyOkanogan$ 30,360
SeattleSeattle Housing AuthorityKing$ 57,214
SeattleHousing Authority  Of  King CountyKing$ 144,158
EverettHousing Authority  City Of EverettSnohomish          $ 1,748
LongviewHousing Authority City Of LongviewCowlitz$ 1,701
VancouverHousing Authority Of The City Of VancouverClark$ 38,291
The DallesColumbia Gorge Housing AuthorityWasco$ 191
BellinghamHousing Authority City Of BellinghamWhatcom            $ 17,314
EverettHousing Authority Of Snohomish CountySnohomish$ 13,241
YakimaHousing Authority City Of YakimaYakima$ 2,604
OlympiaHousing Authority  Of Thurston CountyThurston$ 26,673
SpokaneHousing Authority  City Of SpokaneSpokane$ 12,281
OmakHousing Authority Of Okanogan CountyOkanogan$ 11,691