History In 2009, the eight cities of Grandview, Harrah, Mabton, Toppenish, Sunnyside, Union Gap, Wapato and Zillah joined with Yakima County (representing the unincorporated areas) to form a consortium for the purpose of qualifying to become eligible to participate in the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME) Program administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through inter-local agreements they formed the Yakima County HOME Consortium and the Yakima County government was established as the Lead Agency with responsibility for managing the process.
In July 2015, the City of Zillah and City of Harrah were formally accepted by HUD into the Yakima County HOME Consortium.
Five Year Goals and Objectives
The proposed activities are designed to meet the following HUD objective:
- Provide decent affordable housing to lower-income households
The following Goals and Strategies developed during the planning process are designed to guide program planning and implementation over the second five years of the HOME Consortium’s affordable housing program.
Goal one: Ensure decent and affordable housing
Objective 1. Rehabilitation. Preserve the housing of extremely low- to moderate-income homeowners, up to 80% AMI
Objective 2. Rental Housing. Expand the supply of affordable rental housing available to extremely low- to very low-income home-renters, up to 50% AMI. Explore the feasibility, options, and select a model to pilot to provide landlord rental rehabilitation for very low to moderate-income rental households in Year 5.
Objective 3. Home Ownership. Provide assistance to developers, sponsors, or owners to assist extremely low- to very-income households that are prepared to become home owners.
Harold MacLean, C.P.E., C.B.I., C.F.I.
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