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Human Services

The City of Auburn's mission with regards to human services is to reduce the number of people who are living in poverty. Towards this end, the City provides funding to agencies that can assist members of the community who, for one reason or another, are in need - either temporarily or more long-term.

Working together with other service providers, the City of Auburn offers its residents a wide range of vital human services. The City consistently allocates the maximum amount allowed of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to human services. It budgets approximately three quarters of one percent of its general fund expenditures for grants to human service agencies.

Human Services Grant Application

Important Dates

The Share1app application submittal process opened on March 4. Due to the effects of COVID-19 in our community, the deadline to submit applications has been extended to Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 4:30 PM. 

Please continue to reach out to city staff for any questions about the content of your application during this time. 

Please check the Share1app Website for the application. The Share1app Website also has the City of Auburn's Supplemental Application Information. The City has additional required Supplemental Documentation and Questions beyond the common application.

Auburn Drop-In Technical Assistance will be provided remotely on the following days:

  • April 8 from 1:00-4:00 PM
  • April 17 from 8:00-11:00 AM
  • April 21 from 1:00-4:00 PM
  • April 29 from 8:00-11:00 AM

All sessions will be held remotely.
To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone use Zoom Meeting: 

  • Online Option: https://zoom.us/j/525709128
    • Meeting ID: 525 709 128 
  • Call in option: 888 475 4499 US Toll-free 
    • Meeting ID: 525 709 128 
The City of Auburn Community Services Division is a member of the Human Service Funders Collaborative; Auburn participated in the first joint application process with 17 other King County cities for the 2013-2014 funding cycle. 

Partnering cities that collaborated to produce a "common application" are: Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, Tukwila and Woodinville.

Housing Repair

The City of Auburn offers low-income city residents grants for emergency home repairs. These grants help Auburn's low-income homeowners preserve and stay in safe and affordable housing. Eligible, single-family homeowners must have lived in their current home for at least one year and meet the income requirement of the program. Information and application forms for Auburn's Housing Repair Program are available here:

Community Resources

Although the City does not provide direct services, City staff can make referrals to local agencies that do, please call 253-288-3168. 211

Here are some helpful web links to access community resources.


Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

The City of Auburn's Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan guides the city's use of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for a five year period. It describes the amount of assistance, priorities, range of activities, and estimated amount that will benefit low- and moderate-income people in our community. The Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan outlines the specific programs and activities to be undertaken for the program year and the amount of funds that will be awarded to those projects. The program year for the City of Auburn begins January 1 and ends December 31. Auburn's current CDBG strategic planning documents are located below: