Homelessness Housing and Assistance Act
All Clark County housing programs for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness are accessible through the Housing Solutions Center or call 360-695-9677.
Additional resources for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness can be found on the Clark County Resource Guide.
General resource information is available by dialing “211” or at 211info.org.
- Provides an estimated $12 million/year for housing and services for homeless persons statewide.
- Makes county (and optionally city) governments responsible for developing ten-year plans to address homelessness.
- State must develop a ten-year plan to address homelessness, and report results annually.
- Both state and local plans must minimally aim to reduce homelessness by 50% in ten years (2015).
- A census of homeless persons must be done annually.
Local Ten-Year Plans to Address Homelessness
County governments are responsible for creating ten-year plans to address homelessness. Plans must be approved by local government legislative authorities by December 31, 2005. Progress toward meeting the goals of the local plan must be assessed annually, including progress toward meeting performance measures established by the Department of Commerce.