The Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit is a step closer to moving into a new home in Kennewick, near other government and social services.
Benton County commissioners Tuesday approved a lease agreement for space at 500 N. Morain St. The lease heads to Franklin County commissioners today.
Commissioners from both counties previously endorsed the bicounty human services department's plan to move the unit from 2635 W. Deschutes Ave. in Kennewick.
The department also plans to move its homeless housing team to the Morain Street site.
The lease is for seven years, with a base rate of $9,862 per month.