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 for the 2021-2022 funding cycle closed on Tuesday, May 5th at 4:30pm.

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. 

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:

In anticipation of COVID-related resources and based on flexibilities allowed by the federal CARES Act, the City of Auburn is proposing the following revision to the CDBG 2019 Annual Action Plan to incorporate CDBG-CV funds: 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment (PDF).