I'm pleased with the leadership KCHA has shown in advancing the greening of affordable housing," said King County Executive Dow Constantine.
At Birch Creek, KCHA is also conducting an experiment that pushes the envelope on sustainability even further.
Since 1998, KCHA has received 2,754 vouchers through national competitions.
VA and KCHA have developed a strong and growing partnership to serve homeless veterans through the HUD/VASH Program (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing - a Section 8 program that provides permanent housing subsidies and case management, clinical and supportive services to homeless veterans with significant case management needs) and the Housing Access and Services Program (a Section 8 program targeted to people with disabilities)," said VA Puget Sound Homeless Program Coordinator Kathy Gerard.
As the remaining waiting list will be exhausted within the next few months, KCHA will be accepting new applications.
Department of Housing and Urban Development and managed by KCHA -- to private landlords on behalf of low-income households.
KCHA currently provides assistance to about 11,000 households on any given night.
Although KCHA is taking steps to assure that current voucher program participants are not in imminent danger of losing their housing, the Authority's ability to serve additional families has been all but eliminated.
KCHA estimates that about 17 percent of households in public housing have a family member who smokes.
KCHA believes that low-income renters should have the same access to a smoke-free living environment that more affluent renters do.
Rental subsidies will be provided through a mix of HUD Section 202 and KCHA
Section 8 funds.
Barnes will provide good counsel to KCHA
on a wide array of issues," said Executive Director Stephen Norman.