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Community Action’s Veterans Services Expands with Master Lease Agreement

Community Action of Skagit County has signed a lease agreement with a father and son Veteran family to house local Veterans.  Bill Phillips’, Senior and Junior, have signed an agreement to allow our Housing Resource Team and our Veteran’s Services staff to house and manage 3, two bedroom units at below market rate to support and honor 6 local Veterans or 3 Veterans & their families who are in need of housing.  Mr. Phillips Sr. said “I am happy that I have found an organization that will help my fellow less fortunate vets.”

Lynn Christofersen, Community Services Director at Community Action said of the agreement: “Given the severe housing shortage in our county, with a vacancy rate of less than 1%, an offer like this is invaluable to our housing team and especially our Veteran’s services team. We are thankful not just for the units themselves but for the ability to house Veterans based on their voucher benefits and not the ever increasing market rates we are experiencing.”  

Veterans seeking housing or other assistance can come to the main services center at 330 Pacific Place in Mount Vernon to receive the following services:

  • Veterans Assistance Benefits
  • Disability Compensation and Pension Claims and
  • Elderly & Disabled Veteran & Widow Programs

Community Action fosters and advocates for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. Now in our third decade of service to our community, Community Action groups our circle of support into eight areas: 1) Family Stability; 2) Housing Support and Homeless Prevention; 3) Financial Stability; 4) Employment Skills; 5) Education and Literacy; 6) Health; 7) Food and Nutrition; and 8) Community Engagement. Our mission-driven agency stabilizes lives, equips people for success, and strengthens our community. Visit www.CommunityActionSkagit.org for more information.

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