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Bremerton Housing Authority awards grants to five nonprofits
The Bremerton Central Lions Charitable Foundation, Communitas, Max Hale Center, Oasis and the YWCA have been awarded $10,000 each by the Bremerton Housing Authority in support of local housing-related projects.
The Bremerton Central Lions will match the housing authority’s grant with an additional $10,000 to create a $20,000 gift to Habitat for Humanity to sponsor a new home for a low-income family.
The Max Hale Center, an affordable residential complex on Fifth Street in Bremerton, will use the awarded money toward replacing 33 mattresses and box springs. The facility is owned and managed by Catholic Community Services.
The YWCA will put the money toward general operational expenses for their “HomePlus” program, which provides emergency shelter and advocacy help for domestic violence victims in Kitsap County.
The money awarded toward Oasis will help in its effort to build the first emergency overnight teen shelter in Kitsap County.
Communitas is a provider for residential services for individuals with disabilities and will use its grant to replace a roof at one of its boarding homes in Poulsbo.
The grants to the organizations were made from the overall development budget for The Summit, the recently completed first phase of the housing authority’s redevelopment of Westpark into Bay Vista.