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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />COUNTY OF KITTITAS <br />S'T'ATE OF WASHINGTON <br />A Resolution Amending the Kittitas County Homelessness and Affordable Housing <br />Committee's Grant Application, Guidelines and Instructions for ]distribution of ESSHB <br />21.63 Homeless Housing and Assistance Funds Pursuant to RCW 36.22.179 <br />WHEREAS, the Washington State Legislature enacted RCW 36.22.179 which became <br />effective July 24, 2005, as later amended ("ESSHB 2163 homeless surcharge funds"); and <br />WHEREAS, in 2002, RCW 36.22.178 authorized a Ten Dollar surcharge on certain <br />documents recorded with the County Auditor's office for the purpose of providing funds to <br />operate and maintain low-income housing projects ("SHB 2060 surcharge funds"); and <br />WHEREAS, thereafter, in addition to the surcharge authorized in RCW 36.22.178 <br />(surcharge to provide affordable housing) the homeless surcharge funding bill under RCW <br />36.22.179 authorized a further Ten (10) Dollar surcharge on documents recorded through the <br />County Auditor's office for the purpose of providing funds for homeless housing programs, with <br />an increase to Thirty (30) Dollars by HB 2331 effective July 26, 2009, such increase <br />incorporated by reference herein without further resolution by the Board of County <br />Commissioners; and <br />WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 2005-96, on July 19, 2005, the Board of Kittitas County <br />Commissioners established a separate Homelessness Housing and Assistance fund for deposit <br />and accounting of the Ten Dollar homeless surcharge funds, (and 'increased to Thirty Dollars <br />under HB 2331 on July 26, 2009), required to be collected by the County Auditor pursuant to <br />ESSHB 2163, and <br />WHEREAS, the portion of the ESSHB 2163 surcharge funds retained by the County <br />must be allocated to eligible homeless activities that serve households in the County and its <br />Cities and Towns according to an Interlocal Agreement consistent with countywide and local <br />housing needs and policies; and <br />WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 2005-98 on August 2, 2005, and Resolution No. 2005- <br />154 on November 15, 2005, the Board of Kittitas County Commissioners created an ad hoc <br />committee to assist the County in creating a plan for use of the ESSHB 2163 Homeless Housing <br />and Assistance funds; and <br />WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 2006-151 on November 7, 2006, after recommendation <br />by the County's Homelessness Assistance Act Planning Committee, the Board of Kittitas <br />County Commissioners adopted a plan to guide programs created to reduce homelessness in <br />Resolution Amending Grant Application, Guidelines and Page 1 of 3 <br />Instructions for Dist ibution of ESSHB 2163 Homeless <br />Housing and Assistance Funds per RCW 36.22.179 <br />