Affordable Housing Project in Manette

Kitsap Community Resources is underway with new construction of a nine unit townhouse triplex. The complex will accommodate low-income families with children. Each unit will offer up to 1,500 square feet of living space with one two-bedroom unit ADA accessible.

 

KCR’s mission is to create hope and opportunity for low-income Kitsap County residents by providing resources that promote self-sufficiency and stability. Getting families from homelessness to permanent and stable housing is a significant focus for KCR. We will build on our successes of other affordable housing development for this project. The addition of the Manette project will increase KCR’s inventory of affordable housing from our current 36 units to 45 units.

Affordable housing will be available to nine low-income families. Families will receive full case management and support through KCR’s other resources such as Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutritional support; energy and rent assistance; veteran’s assistance, employment and job training resources; childcare, and ECEAP/Head Start programs. These families will no longer experience homelessness and will be able to build the skills to obtain self-sufficiency and build their assets as individuals and families.

Case management will be provided to Manette project residents through KCR’s Housing and Homeless Services division. Case managers will work with residents on an individualized basis to identify barriers to housing and economic self-sufficiency, lay plans to resolve those barriers, and coach and advise residents on obtaining and using resources to meet their self-identified individual and family goals.

Through the case management process, residents will be linked with both KCR and other community-based resources, through KCR’s network of partnerships, which include over two dozen community agencies.

The complex will include six 2-bedroom units and three 3-bedroom units, all for very low-income families (maximum 30% AMI) with children. Each unit will offer 1,554 square feet of living space. One two-bedroom unit will be designed to be fully ADA accessible (no-step showers, wider doors). Throughout the project, the units have been designed to be built to Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, well-insulated with energy efficient fixtures and appliances. Each unit will have whole-house ventilation. Windows, siding and roofing materials have been selected based on their durability and simplified maintenance requirements and costs.

Units will be supported by HUD Section 8 Project Based vouchers, through the Bremerton Housing Authority.

 

Construction will be underway Spring 2021.

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