WSR 02-02-034

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY,

TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

[ Filed December 24, 2001, 11:39 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 1, 2001.

Purpose: To extend the emergency rule-making order (CR-103) filed on August 15, 2001, while the permanent rule-making process is completed to amend WAC 365-120-080 for the transitional housing, operating and rent (THOR) program. We expect the permanent rule to be adopted on January 8, 2001.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 365-120-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 43.63A, 63A.650 RCW, and E2SHBa 1493 (chapter 267, Laws of 1999.)

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: This amendment increases local flexibility for grant management and expands the scope of assistance to homeless families with children. THOR contracts in thirty-one counties were effective on July 1, 2001. The CR-101 and CR-102 has been filed, and a public hearing is scheduled on January 8, 2002. Since the existing emergency CR-103 expires on December 15, 2001, the emergency rule needs to be extended until the permanent rule is adopted.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

December 21, 2001

Martha Choe

Director

OTS-4960.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-05-020, filed 2/8/00, effective 3/10/00)

WAC 365-120-080   Eligibility for operating assistance for transitional housing.   (1) Projects must provide transitional housing in a structure designed for the targeted population of homeless families with children whose incomes are at or below ((thirty)) fifty percent of the area median income.

(2) Operating subsidies shall not exceed ((thirty)) fifty percent of the project's core operating budget for the year.

(3) Rents shall not exceed thirty percent of the income of the targeted population.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.63A RCW, RCW [43.]63A.650, and 1999 c 267. 00-05-020, 365-120-080, filed 2/8/00, effective 3/10/00.]

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