Crisis center in Sunnyside gets funding for homeless

YAKIMA – Yakima County commissioners this past Tuesday approved funding for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing assistance. The two agencies charged with accomplishing those tasks are Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services in Sunnyside and Yakima Neighborhood Health Services in Yakima.

The Sunnyside agency was awarded grant funding totaling just more than $43,300, while the Yakima organization was granted more than $108,000.

The agencies were awarded the funding to prevent homelessness and to help those who have found themselves homeless find new housing.

The one-year grant will expire on June 20, 2016.

The funding is administered by Yakima County on behalf of the federal government in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987.

Yakima County Commissioners Rand Elliott and Kevin Bouchey unanimously approved the funding. Commissioner Mike Leita was absent.


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