Kitsap County and the City of Bremerton are required to update the Consolidated Plan every 5 years. The plan describes the community needs and outlines the priorities and funding strategies which will drive funding awards of CDBG and HOME funds over a 5-year period. Data from the Needs Assessment and Housing Market Analysis, consultations with community agencies and public input helped shape the priorities included in the Strategic Plan component of the Consolidated Plan. These priorities are used by the Grant Recommendation Committees during the annual Coordinated Grant Application process to allocate funding for projects included in the annual Action Plans. Action Plans are updated with final funding amounts and approved by HUD after the federal budget has been passed. This normally occurs in spring of the program year.
2021-2025 Kitsap County/City of Bremerton Consolidated Plan
Kitsap County 2021 Action Plan
Kitsap County 2022 Action Plan
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on March 27, 2020, included $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant Funding, with $2 billion to be distributed to states and local jurisdictions using the same statutory formula used for allocating regular 2020 CDBG funds. Kitsap County received $1,707,553 in CDBG-CV funds, through 2 allocations, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Kitsap County is also eligible for another $340,365 of CDBG-CV2 funds through Washington State Department of Commerce.
The second allocation of direct CARES Act funds, called CDBG-CV3, was received in February 2021 in the amount of $1,066,115. The Board approved funding four projects: KCR for rental and mortgage assistance, the Kitsap Rescue Mission and Salvation Army for shelter operations, and the COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Centers. Since then, the County was able to access other funding through FEMA for the shelter operations and the COVID-19 Q&I centers, leaving $692,974 available.
These funds have expenditure deadlines and require that 80% be spent by June of 2023. Since the Mile Hill Shelter is an eligible project for CDBG-CV funds, will be serving an eligible population, and can spend the funds timely, the following change is proposed:
Amend the 2019 Action Plan to shift $692,974 of the CDBG-CV3 funds to the Mile Hill Shelter project which includes the renovation of an existing building in Port Orchard, formerly used as a fitness center, for the purpose of creating a shelter for homeless individuals; andAuthorize an application to Washington State Department of Commerce in the amount of $340,365 for the Mile Hill Shelter project.
A 5-day written comment period will open on March 4, 2022. Written comments may be submitted through March 9th, via email to Bonnie Tufts at
A public hearing to review and approve the use of $692,974 of CDBG-CV3 funds plus an application to the State for $340,365 of CDBG-CV2 funds, through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), will be held during the Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners’ (BoCC) regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5:30pm in the Commissioners Chambers, at the Kitsap County Administrative Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA, or via Zoom. The public is encouraged to attend.
Kitsap County has amended its Citizen Participation Plan to include a 5-day comment period for 2019 and 2020 Action Plan Amendments. This is in response to changes authorized under the CARES Act for the use of funds including CDBG-CV funds. Click to view the amended
Citizen Participation Plan.
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2015 HOME Amendment
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all state and local governments that receive housing and community development funds. To view the most recent analysis click on the link below.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing in Kitsap County
Bonnie Tufts, Manager360email@example.com
Doug WashburnDirector, Department of Human Servicesdwashbur@kitsap.gov