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Consumer credit counseling agreement reached

YAKIMA - The Board of Yakima County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Yakima Valley at its board meeting yesterday (Tuesday).

The purpose of the agreement is to provide financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.

The term of the agreement commenced Feb. 1, 2010 and will terminate on June 30, 2012.

Also at yesterday's board meeting, the commissioners set the date for a public hearing to receive citizen comments and review the housing and other needs of low and moderate income residents. The public hearing will also inform citizens of the availability of funds and eligible uses of Investment Partnership Act Program funds.

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m., at the Yakima City Council chambers, located at 129 N. Second Street in Yakima.

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