Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) and Leavenworth Mayor Carl Florea in front of the future building site of three affordable housing units in Leavenworth.
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
April 8, 2022
Christie Voos, Communications Analyst
LEAVENWORTH, WA – Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) has secured funding for communities in the 8th District (which includes Leavenworth): All ten of the local state projects she put forth as part of the bipartisan government bill for the Community Funding Program were approved. The approved funding will go directly to local projects, supporting initiatives that will positively affect residents.
The City of Leavenworth submitted a proposal last year, along with 80 other applicants, and was picked to be one of the ten projects Rep. Schrier put forth. A total of $941,340 was awarded and will be used for various projects, including affordable housing (through a land trust designation), construction or rehabilitation of a playground, sports fields, and the community pool, and it will go to support the development of a youth pilot program for construction apprenticeship.
Although the funding doesn’t cover each project fully, it will go a long way to helping the following projects get off the ground. The breakdown of funding is: $348,000 for a three-home permanently affordable homeownership pilot project in conjunction with Upper Valley MEND’s SHARE Community Land Trust; $313,200 for community pool upgrades (covering the pool); $104,000 toward an ADA playground; $104,000 toward improving sports fields; and $71,340 toward YouthBuild for a carpentry apprentice program.
While we await specific details on next steps, we’re going to celebrate this wonderful example of working together on multiple levels of government and with multiple communities to achieve a common goal. Here’s to working together to ensure we can provide for our community and grow sustainably.
Written by Christie Voos, Communications Analyst for the City of Leavenworth
Attached to the email is a photo of Mayor Florea and Representative Kim Schrier in front of the vacant lot where the 3-unit Affordable Housing Pilot Program will soon be underway.
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