Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Repeal of chapter 365-120 WAC regarding emergency shelter, transitional housing, operating and rent programs. The Homelessness Housing and Assistance Act, chapter 43.185C RCW, was enacted after the initial creation of these rules, making the rules redundant. Significant changes resulting from the rule repeal include:
Allowing for more flexible definitions of emergency shelter and transitional housing, which are now strictly split at ninety days of service. Total assistance will continue to be limited to two years under existing program guidelines.
Eliminating the outdated definition of the words "rent assistance" as only allowing ninety-one days to twenty-four months of assistance. "Rent assistance" without the rules could be from one day to twenty-four months.
Eliminating the WAC definition of "homeless" that does not match and is not as comprehensive as the definition in chapter 43.185C RCW.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing chapter 365-120 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.185C.120.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-13-005 on June 6, 2012.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 9.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 29, 2012.
Director of Government Affairs
The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 365-120-040||Contractor funding allocation and distribution.|
|WAC 365-120-050||Funding application process.|
|WAC 365-120-060||Eligibility for all applicants.|
|WAC 365-120-070||Eligibility for emergency shelter assistance.|
|WAC 365-120-080||Eligibility for operating assistance for transitional housing.|
|WAC 365-120-090||Eligibility for rental assistance.|