Through the Housing Stability (formerly HB 1590) program, the city collects a 10th of a percent sales tax to support affordable housing and related services in the community. On Oct. 12, 2020, the City Council enacted Resolution No. 9826, which allows Bellevue to collect the tax. The tax began on Jan. 1, 2021, and collected just over $9.7 million in 2021 and is estimated to collect $10.3 million in 2022. A portion of the monies collected may be used for the operation, delivery, or evaluation of (1) behavioral health treatment programs and services, and (2) housing-related services.
Behavioral Health Services
- Same-day mental health and substance use disorder assessments and treatment
- Medically assisted treatments for substance use disorders
- Culturally specific behavioral health services designed to meet historically underserved populations’ needs
- Services co-located at facilities and/or housing properties
Supportive Services Co-Located at Facilities and/or Housing Properties
- Case management that helps an individual and/or family achieve housing stability
- Employment services
2023-2024 Contract Awards
The application process for the 2023-24 Housing Stability Program funding is now closed. Contract awards will be announced in late November 2022.