Learn about affordable rentals and home ownership programs for qualified families.
Affordable Rental Housing
Self Help Housing
- 100% Financing
- Equity in your home, when you move in
- Step-by-step Construction Supervision
- LOW UTILITY COSTS because homes are built to NW Washington Energy Star Code requirements.
CAP and other agencies offer a variety of programs to help the homeless and prevent future homelessness.
Rapid Re-Housing Program
Housing and Essential Needs Program
The Housing and Essential Needs Program may provide non-cash housing and other assistance (personal hygiene items and bus tokens) for some recipients of state-funded Medical Care Services (MCS). Assistance may be given to prevent utility shut-off, eviction, to pay for all or a portion of rental costs, utility deposits, and moving costs. Rental assistance is provided during entire period of program eligibility, contingent upon availability of funds. People interested in this program must first contact DSHS at 1-877-501-2233 to determine eligibility.
For information on Housing and Essential Needs, please contact 360-425-3430 ext. 213
Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronic Homeless/Low Barrier Housing
This program is an evidence-based pilot project modeled after the Corporation for Supportive Housing’s Frequent User Systems Engagement (FUSE) Initiative. The project relies on cooperation of the supportive housing provider (Lower Columbia CAP) with local jail, shelter, and hospitals to identify and do assertive recruitment of 6 chronic homeless who are high cost/frequent users of services and places them into permanent supportive housing. Lower Columbia CAP ensures that case coordination for program participants is made across the Continuum of Care, and case conferencing and coordinated intervention takes place in cases of hospitalization or re-arrest. Assistance with service and housing costs, as well as increased/expedited access of SSI/SSDI benefits by implementing a SOAR initiative is also provided. The intended outcomes are increased stability and self-sufficiency on the part of the program participants, a high housing retention rate, reduction in the use of shelters, and a reduction in the use of jail.
There is no application process to this program. Program participants are identified and recruited based on their history of chronic homelessness and use of system resources.
For information on Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronic Homeless, please contact 360-425-3430 x 223