Courtesy of Kitsap Sun – It’s going to take $20.8 million to develop Pendleton Place, Kitsap’s first permanent supportive housing project aimed at helping the county’s most vulnerable residents.
But the ambitious project is moving ahead, now with a little help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The prestigious philanthropic organization awarded the project half-a-million dollars, according to United Way of Kitsap County, which applied for the grant funding this summer. Though it’s just a portion of the Pendleton Place’s overall budget, advocates say the funding goes a long way toward helping the project along.
The proposed 72-unit apartment complex — just off Highway 3 on Kitsap Way — will provide affordable housing and around-the-clock support services to people living with chronic homelessness, mental illness and substance-abuse disorders.
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