Eastgate Permanent Supportive Housing and Health Clinic
Representative Adam Smith submitted the following Community Project Funding request for Plymouth Housing.
$1 million was successfully included in the House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bill.
Each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for fiscal year 2023. This does not guarantee the projects will be funded.
“Plymouth Housing and our residents are grateful to be considered by Representative Adam Smith and the U.S. House of Representatives for funding to provide fundamental services for 92 formerly homeless adults in the Eastgate community in Bellevue. The Eastgate Permanent Supportive Housing project represents more than a decade of collaboration between providers, government, and community to bring supportive housing to the eastside. Funding from Congress would enable Plymouth to provide health care services in the building. This effort has strong community support and will improve health outcomes for residents,” said Karen Peterson, Chief Real Estate Officer, Plymouth Housing.
“As our region and our nation grapple with the overlapping crises of behavioral health, substance use, and homelessness, we are in desperate need of programs that can provide on the ground support to impacted individuals. I am proud to have submitted a funding request for Plymouth Housing for their new Eastgate Permanent Supportive Housing and Health Clinic, which will provide holistic services to address these crises in our district,” said Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash). “The new funding will help establish and expand health care services at the facility, a key piece of their mission to uplift some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”
The requested funding will enable Plymouth Housing to establish and expand health care services at the new Eastgate Permanent Supportive Housing, which is a publicly funded low-income housing project that is currently under construction and will open its doors in 2023. The project will serve formerly homeless individuals who make 30% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) with 92 resident units as well as 3 live-in staff units. Included in the building staff will be 4 Case Managers, a front office that will be staffed 24-7, and maintenance and janitorial personnel.
The building’s design includes plans for a nurse’s clinic and other supportive service areas. The requested funding will allow Plymouth to better meet the needs of the residents, the majority of whom require ongoing medical care, behavioral health services, and addiction recovery support, by helping complete the medical and support spaces. By providing permanent supportive housing that meets individuals’ needs, including health care, Plymouth can provide a permanent home for King County’s most vulnerable residents.