Homeless Housing/Rapid Entry Initiative

Homeless Activities

Spokane County receives document recording fees (primarily through the recording of mortgages) for Homeless Housing. These fees, commonly referred to as 2163, 1359, 2331, and/or 2048 funds, are collected for homeless housing purposes as documents are recorded. Approximately 40% of these funds are forwarded to the state. The remaining 60% is retained for local use in the county.

The funds are designated to assist low-income persons only – those earning less than 50% of the Area Median Income.

Homeless Housing Assistance Act (HHAA) Projects Funded in 2015-2017
Homeless Services Project- County Wide Project Name Amount Funded
Catholic Charities-                                     St. Margaret's Homeless Shelter                     $80,000
Family Promise of Spokane                       Homeless Shelter                                            $50,000
Salvation Army                                           Emergency Shelter Operations & Svs.            $50,000
SNAP                                                         Homeless Shelter                                             $48,000
Transitional Program for Women               RRP                                                                  $32,000
Volunteers of America                                Hope House                                                     $40,000
YWCA                                                         ADV Shelter Program                                      $100,000

Re-Entry Initiative


Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, in partnership with Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners, has implemented a Re-Entry Initiative in order to assist persons exiting correctional and qualified mental health institutions, as well as other specified programs within Spokane County.

To be eligible, one must be exiting an institution such as, Spokane County Jails, Prison Work Releases, and other institutions currently defined within the program. Additional eligibility criteria are that you meet the definition of homeless and are considered low-income by HUD standards.

Our screening is designed to take approximately 4 minutes and will determine your eligibility for the Spokane County Re-Entry Initiative. We invite you to participate in our screening by clicking here.