Rental Assistance

Seattle
Rental Assistance

Seattle Rental Assistance

North Helpline

12736 33rd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 365-8043

Services

Provides rent assistance for residents with eviction notices, and utility assistance for residents with shut-off notices. Offers assistance with move-in expenses as funds allow. Funds of up to $200 are paid to prevent eviction and $200 to prevent utility shut off once every 12 months (maximum $400/year). There is no lifetime limit, but funds can only be acquired two consecutive years in a row.

Eligibility

Those that live in ZIP codes 98125, 98133, 98155 and 98177. Those that are homeless.

The Salvation Army Seattle Temple Corps

9501 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 783-1225

Services

Provides limited rent assistance to low-income residents who have an eviction notice. Clients may be assisted once in a 12-month period.

Eligibility

Residents of ZIP codes: 98028, 98103, 98105, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177 and 98195. Household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level.

West Seattle Helpline

6516 35th Ave SW #204
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 932-4357

Services

Provides one-time financial assistance for past-due utilities and rent. Also provides limited move-in cost assistance for help with paying the deposit.

Eligibility

Those with a Seattle mailing address in ZIP codes 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136 and 98146, whether inside or outside Seattle city limits. Does not serve residents of Burien. Families and individuals in need of one-time assistance to help recover from an emergency, crisis or hardship. No income restrictions. Eviction or shut-off notice not required, but bills must be past due at time of application. In order to obtain move-in cost assistance client must have secured housing with the only remaining barrier being the initial deposit.

The Salvation Army Seattle White Center Corps & Community Center

9050 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 767-3150

Services

Assists low-income clients with eviction prevention in verifiable emergencies, such as temporary interruption in income. Assistance is based on availability of funds and specific circumstances of client. Assistance provided once in a 12-month period. Funding may be limited towards the end of the calendar year.

Eligibility

Low-income residents of the White Center area, including ZIP codes 98106, 98108 (west of the Duwamish, in the South Park neighborhood), 98116, 98126, 98136, 98146, 98148, 98158, 98166, 98168, 98188 and 98198 (north of 216th). North of 216th Street will generally incorporate address numbers beginning lower than 216 as street numbers increase in numerical value, going south in King County.

The Salvation Army

911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 452-7300

Services

Assists low-income clients in verifiable emergencies with rent. Does not provide move-in assistance. Clients may receive rent assistance once in a 12-month period.

Eligibility

Those that are living within Bellevue, Bothell (98011 and 98021 only), Kirkland, Redmond and Woodinville. Landlord must agree to the pledge and confirm that it will prevent eviction.

Hopelink

5245
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 943-7555

Services

Offers emergency financial assistance to families and individuals who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis. Possible types of assistance include rent, move-in costs, prescriptions, water or sewer bills, auto repair, medical bills and others.

Eligibility

Those that are living within ZIP codes 98004, 98005, 98006, 98007, 98008, 98009, 98015, 98039 - Medina, 98040 - Mercer Island, 98056 - Newcastle (outside Renton city limits) and 98059 - Newcastle (outside Renton city limits). Household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level OR 50% of the Area Median Income.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Office

805 156th Ave NE N40-1
Bellevue, WA 98007
(877) 501-2233

Services

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF/WorkFirst) Provides monthly cash grants to eligible low-income families with minor children in the home. Applicants attend a WorkFirst orientation and eligibility interview. Pregnant and parenting minors may be eligible for TANF benefits if they meet additional eligibility requirements, as determined by a DSHS social worker. Adults may also be eligible for WorkFirst support, which will pay for items clients must have in order to look for work, prepare for work or accept a better job. Assistance may include transportation, car repairs, interview and work clothes, licenses and tools and equipment. Assistance will be provided via vouchers or pre-paid merchant cards. Aged Blind and Disabled (ABD) Provides financial assistance for people with a disability, who are blind, or who are age 65 or older and meet income and resource requirements. Emergency Assistance TANF/WorkFirst clients may apply for supplemental financial assistance when faced with an emergency caused by circumstances out of their control. Funding may be approved for eviction notices; electric, gas, heating fuel, water/sewer or telephone utility shut-off notices; or deposit move-in costs for homeless individuals and families. Includes Additional Requirements for Emergent Needs (AREN). AREN payments may be made up to a maximum of $750 per lifetime, and are retroactive to 2001. Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) Provides a cash grant program designed to prevent households with children from having to enroll in public assistance, by assisting with living expenses for needs such as housing, transportation, child care, food and employment-related expenses. Clients may be referred to DSHS non-cash programs such as subsidized child care and food stamps. Staff may also refer to other social service programs including domestic violence services, clothing banks, food pantries, etc. Pregnancy Care Services Provides financial assistance for pregnant women who are at 185% of the Federal Poverty Level and who are not eligible for TANF but are not being sanctioned by DSHS. Women will be covered throughout the pregnancy and 60 days after the pregnancy. Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Cash assistance and medical assistance is available to refugees with no minor children for the first eight months after their arrival. Refugees with minor children are likely eligible for TANF.

Eligibility

Contact a local Community Service Office (CSO) for specific eligibility requirements.

Mercer Island Youth & Family Services

2040 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 275-7611

Services

Provides case management and emergency assistance with basic needs such as rent and utilities (water, gas, electric and sewer). The Mercer Island Food Pantry is available on site at the Luther Burbank Administration Building and is open to all qualified Mercer Island residents.

Eligibility

Low-income Mercer Island residents.

Hopelink

11011 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-7880

Services

Offers emergency financial assistance to families and individuals who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis. Possible types of assistance include rent, move-in costs, prescriptions, power bills, water or sewer bills, auto repair, medical bills and others.

Eligibility

Those that are living within ZIP codes 98011, 98012, 98021, 98028, 98033, 98034, 98072 and 98077. Snohomish County residents must live in the Northshore School District. Must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level OR 50% Area Median Income.

Helpline House

282 Knechtel Way NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-7621

Services

Washington State law and the Kitsap County code have established the Veterans Assistance Fund as a steady source of tax dollars to be utilized for the needs of indigent veterans and their families. A portion of property tax collected in Kitsap County is earmarked for the VAF. The overall goal is to assist all veterans-in-the-need back into mainstream society by ensuring they understand all the programs available to them. ####Temporary emergency assistance is available for: - Rental and mortgage assistance - Energy or utilities assistance - Food assistance - Auto repair - Appliance repair - Clothing

Eligibility

In order to be eligible applicants must have served honorably at least 180 days active duty, or be an immediate family member. Applicants with an other than honorable discharge are not eligible. Applicant must be a resident of Washington State for at least 1 year and a resident of Kitsap County for 3 months. ####Documentation required includes: - DD214 or Statement of Service. If you donít have either, call the VA office at 360.782.9900 for assistance. Discharge certificate for WWII veterans. - Proof of Kitsap County residency for 3 months at time of application and 12 consecutive months residency in Washington state. - Photo ID such as drivers license, state ID, passport. - Proof of registration with the Washington State Job Service Veterans Section obtainable at the WorkSource Center, 1300 Sylvan Way, in east Bremerton (across the street from the Kitsap Library). Those on disability are exempt. - If married, marriage certificate, and birth certificate or adoption papers of dependent children. - Income verification that demonstrates need of assistance (pay stubs, tax return, unemployment check stubs, etc.) - Rental assistance requests: Copy of rental agreement/lease, plus written documentation such as late rent notice or eminent eviction. - Hand written notes are not acceptable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they are going to pay future rent.

Tukwila Human Services Department

6300 Southcenter Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206) 433-7180

Services

Provides Tukwila residents with a once in a lifetime grant to prevent eviction or energy (PSE or SCL) shut off.

Eligibility

City of Tukwila residents only. Eviction/shut-off notice not necessary, but caller must have proof that situation is critical and/or homelessness is pending. Income must be greater than rental costs. Caller must be in good standing with landlord.

Hopelink

8990 154th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 869-6000

Services

Offers emergency financial assistance to families and individuals who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis. Possible types of assistance include rent, move-in costs, power bills, prescriptions, water or sewer bills, auto repair, medical bills and others.

Eligibility

Those that are living within Zip codes 98052, 98053, 98074, 98027, 98029 and 98075. Household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level OR 50% of the Area Median Income.

MSHH Donor Closet

409 Howell Way
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 712-1807

Services

Provides financial assistance to people with Multiple Sclerosis. We consider providing Durable Medical and Mobility equipment to those with MS in Washington whose resources are seriously lacking and, or, are without adequate insurance, VA benefits or Medicare. We also consider urgent short-term needs such as help with utilities or rent. But do not assist in a long-term support role.

Eligibility

You must reside in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska or Oregon You must have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or one of the related MS type diseases which are Clinically isolated syndrome, e.g. optic neuritis; Diffuse cerebral sclerosis (including Schilderís Disease); Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (post-infectious Encephalomyelitis or ADEM); Baloís disease; Neuromyelitis optica (Devicís disease or Devicís syndrome); Transverse myelitis. And you must not have received financial assistance from us in the past two years from this request date.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

1117 N Callow Ave
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 479-7017

Services

Provides limited financial help on a case-by-case basis for assistance including rent and utilities, food handler cards, cremation assistance, birth certificates, and at times limited bus tokens. Call Mondays.

Eligibility

Limited financial assistance for those residing in the Bremerton School District area and Silverdale.

The Housing Solutions Center

1201 Park Ave
Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 473-2035

Services

Determines eligibility and manages the intake for deposit assistance or eviction prevention funds. Financial assistance is limited to once per year to pay a deposit to get a homeless person re-housed, or to prevent an eviction.

Eligibility

For Kitsap County residents.

VFW Post 239

190 Dora Ave
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 377-6739

Services

Washington State law and the Kitsap County code have established the Veterans Assistance Fund as a steady source of tax dollars to be utilized for the needs of indigent veterans and their families. A portion of property tax collected in Kitsap County is earmarked for the VAF. The overall goal is to assist all veterans-in-the-need back into mainstream society by ensuring they understand all the programs available to them. Temporary emergency assistance is available for: Rental and mortgage assistance Energy or utilities assistance Food assistance Transportation assistance Medical and prescription coverage Burial or cremation assistance Auto repair Appliance repair Clothing

Eligibility

In order to be eligible applicants must have served honorably at least 180 days active duty, or be an immediate family member. Applicants with an other than honorable discharge are not eligible. Applicant must be a resident of Washington State for at least 1 year and a resident of Kitsap County. Documentation required includes: DD214 or Statement of Service. If you donít have either, call the VA office at 360.782.9900 for assistance. Discharge certificate for WWII veterans. Proof of Kitsap County residency at time of application and 12 consecutive months residency in Washington state. Photo ID such as drivers license, state ID, passport. Proof of registration with the Washington State Job Service Veterans Section obtainable at the WorkSource Center, 1300 Sylvan Way, in east Bremerton (across the street from the Kitsap Library). Those on disability are exempt. If married, marriage certificate, and birth certificate or adoption papers of dependent children. Income verification that demonstrates need of assistance (pay stubs, tax return, unemployment check stubs, etc.) Rental assistance requests: Copy of rental agreement/lease, plus written documentation such as late rent notice or eminent eviction. Hand written notes are not acceptable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they are going to pay future rent.

Disabled American Veterans

2315 Burwell St
Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 373-2397

Services

Washington State law and the Kitsap County code have established the Veterans Assistance Fund as a steady source of tax dollars to be utilized for the needs of indigent veterans and their families. A portion of property tax collected in Kitsap County is earmarked for the VAF. The overall goal is to assist all veterans-in-the-need back into mainstream society by ensuring they understand all the programs available to them. Temporary emergency assistance is available for: Rental and mortgage assistance Energy or utilities assistance Food assistance Transportation assistance Medical and prescription coverage Burial or cremation assistance Auto repair Appliance repair Clothing

Eligibility

In order to be eligible applicants must have served honorably at least 180 days active duty, or be an immediate family member. Applicants with an other than honorable discharge are not eligible. Applicant must be a resident of Washington State for at least 1 year and a resident of Kitsap County. Documentation required includes: DD214 or Statement of Service. If you donít have either, call the VA office at 360.782.9900 for assistance. Discharge certificate for WWII veterans. Proof of Kitsap County residency at time of application and 12 consecutive months residency in Washington state. Photo ID such as drivers license, state ID, passport. Proof of registration with the Washington State Job Service Veterans Section obtainable at the WorkSource Center, 1300 Sylvan Way, in east Bremerton (across the street from the Kitsap Library). Those on disability are exempt. If married, marriage certificate, and birth certificate or adoption papers of dependent children. Income verification that demonstrates need of assistance (pay stubs, tax return, unemployment check stubs, etc.) Rental assistance requests: Copy of rental agreement/lease, plus written documentation such as late rent notice or eminent eviction. Hand written notes are not acceptable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they are going to pay future rent.

Issaquah Community Services

180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 837-3125

Services

Provides emergency financial assistance to help with rent. No assistance for move-in costs. Amount of assistance varies according to available funding.

Eligibility

Those that are living within the Issaquah School District ONLY. This includes all households in ZIP codes 98027 and 98075, some in 98029 and 98059, and very few in 98006 and 98008. If unsure whether or not you live in the Issaquah School District, call to inquire.

VFW Post 2669

3100 Mile Hill Dr
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 876-2669

Services

Washington State law and the Kitsap County code have established the Veterans Assistance Fund as a steady source of tax dollars to be utilized for the needs of indigent veterans and their families. A portion of property tax collected in Kitsap County is earmarked for the VAF. The overall goal is to assist all veterans-in-the-need back into mainstream society by ensuring they understand all the programs available to them. Temporary emergency assistance is available for: Rental and mortgage assistance Energy or utilities assistance Food assistance Transportation assistance Medical and prescription coverage Burial or cremation assistance Auto repair Appliance repair Clothing

Eligibility

In order to be eligible applicants must have served honorably at least 180 days active duty, or be an immediate family member. Applicants with an other than honorable discharge are not eligible. Applicant must be a resident of Washington State for at least 1 year and a resident of Kitsap County. Documentation required includes: DD214 or Statement of Service. If you donít have either, call the VA office at 360.782.9900 for assistance. Discharge certificate for WWII veterans. Proof of Kitsap County residency at time of application and 12 consecutive months residency in Washington state. Photo ID such as drivers license, state ID, passport. Proof of registration with the Washington State Job Service Veterans Section obtainable at the WorkSource Center, 1300 Sylvan Way, in east Bremerton (across the street from the Kitsap Library). Those on disability are exempt. If married, marriage certificate, and birth certificate or adoption papers of dependent children. Income verification that demonstrates need of assistance (pay stubs, tax return, unemployment check stubs, etc.) Rental assistance requests: Copy of rental agreement/lease, plus written documentation such as late rent notice or eminent eviction. Hand written notes are not acceptable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they are going to pay future rent.

North Kitsap Fishline

787 NW Liberty Rd
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-5190

Services

Fishline has limited resources to provide emergency help for clients living in North Kitsap (Poulsbo, Keyport, Suquamish, Kingston, Hansville, or Indianola area) with home utility bills, rental assistance, 1st months rent, and emergency shelter through Housing Solutions Center. Provides referral services for those needing more extensive assistance. Other services may include: transportation help for urgent medical appointments, bus tokens, emergency clothing, and prescription assistance vouchers.

Eligibility

North Kitsap residents or homeless individuals living in Poulsbo, Keyport, Suquamish, Kingston, Hansville, or Indianola area (98345, 98370, 98392, 98346, 98342, 98340 zip codes) only. ID and proof of current address such as an electric bill required.

American Legion

19068 Jensen Way NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-5456

Services

Washington State law and the Kitsap County code have established the Veterans Assistance Fund as a steady source of tax dollars to be utilized for the needs of indigent veterans and their families. A portion of property tax collected in Kitsap County is earmarked for the VAF. The overall goal is to assist all veterans-in-the-need back into mainstream society by ensuring they understand all the programs available to them. Temporary emergency assistance is available for: Rental and mortgage assistance Energy or utilities assistance Food assistance Transportation assistance Medical and prescription coverage Burial or cremation assistance Auto repair Appliance repair Clothing

Eligibility

In order to be eligible applicants must have served honorably at least 180 days active duty, or be an immediate family member. Applicants with an other than honorable discharge are not eligible. Applicant must be a resident of Washington State for at least 1 year and a resident of Kitsap County. Documentation required includes: DD214 or Statement of Service. If you donít have either, call the VA office at 360.782.9900 for assistance. Discharge certificate for WWII veterans. Proof of Kitsap County residency at time of application and 12 consecutive months residency in Washington state. Photo ID such as drivers license, state ID, passport. Proof of registration with the Washington State Job Service Veterans Section obtainable at the WorkSource Center, 1300 Sylvan Way, in east Bremerton (across the street from the Kitsap Library). Those on disability are exempt. If married, marriage certificate, and birth certificate or adoption papers of dependent children. Income verification that demonstrates need of assistance (pay stubs, tax return, unemployment check stubs, etc.) Rental assistance requests: Copy of rental agreement/lease, plus written documentation such as late rent notice or eminent eviction. Hand written notes are not acceptable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they are going to pay future rent.

Emergency Assistance Access

1229 W Smith St
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 850-2523

Services

Provides limited assistance with: - Eviction prevention - Move-in costs - Utilities - Heating fuel Households may receive services once in a 12-month period. CURRENTLY SUSPENDED: -Motel vouchers (homeless families only; dependent on last city of permanent residence)

Eligibility

For financial assistance, household must be residing in or moving to King County. Clients in east King County (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish) are encouraged to reach out to the East King County intake line for service. All applicants must have an income at or at or below 50% of the Area Median Income. Eligibility criteria may vary depending on available funding; call intake line for the most up-to-date information.

Hopelink

31957 E Commercial St
Carnation, WA 98014
(425) 333-4163

Services

Offers emergency financial assistance to families and individuals who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis. Possible types of assistance include rent, move-in costs, power bills, prescriptions, water or sewer bills, auto repair, medical bills and others.

Eligibility

Those that are living within ZIP codes 98014, 98019, 98024, 98045, 98050 (north of I-90), 98065, 98068, 98224, 98288 and 98294 within King County. Household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level OR 50% of the Area Median Income.

Tolt Congregational Church

4851 Tolt Ave
Carnation, WA 98014
(425) 333-4254

Services

Provides emergency assistance for groceries, gasoline, prescriptions, rent and utility bills. Clients can receive up to $100 in a six-month period. Does NOT offer cash payments to clients.

Eligibility

Those that are living or connected to Snoqualmie Valley, (Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City) which includes ZIP codes 98014, 98019, 98024, 98045, and 98065.

Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services

21415 Renton-Maple Valley Rd
Maple Valley, WA 98038
(425) 432-8633

Services

Provides eviction prevention to eligible clients.

Eligibility

Those that are living in Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley and the Tahoma School District.

The Auburn Food Bank

930 18th Pl NE
Auburn, WA 98002
(253) 833-8925

Services

Offers financial assistance for: - Eviction prevention - Water bills - Electric bills - Gas bills - Prescriptions - Propane for homeless clients using propane cooking stoves Unable to help with deposits for utility set-up. No cash is given directly to clients. Clients can receive assistance once in a 12-month period. On average, sets approximately 20 appointments per month. Offers limited printed materials in Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish.

Eligibility

Residents of the Auburn School District ONLY.

Take the Next Step

202 Sams St
Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 794-1022

Services

Will provide information and referral for things such as Rental Assistance, Housing, Counseling, Utilities Assistance, Transportation, Medical, Educational, Employment, Addictions, Parenting Support, etc. Must live in the Monroe (Sky Valley) area.

Eligibility

Must live in the Sky Valley/East Snohomish County to receive services.

North Mason Resources

140 Northeast
Belfair, WA 98528
(360) 552-2303

Services

Assists clients that have completed a housing intake application in locating and securing housing in the North Mason County area. Assistance may include: rental assistance and housing search assistance.

Eligibility

For North Mason county residents that have completed a coordinated housing intake application.

Arc of Snohomish County

2500 Hewitt Ave #300
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 258-2459

Services

May provides rental assistance to single adults with developmental disabilities as well as families of individuals (whose children adult or otherwise reside in the home) with developmental disabilities.

Eligibility

Single adults with developmental disabilities as well as families of individuals (whose children adult or otherwise reside in the home) with developmental disabilities. Does not include mental illness unless co-occurring with DD. Also does not include individuals injured in the line of duty or individuals who are injured as the result of traumatic injury, brain or otherwise. Three-day pay or vacate / eviction notice not mandatory

Plateau Outreach Ministries

1806 Cole St
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 825-8961

Services

Offers emergency financial assistance for eviction prevention, move-in costs, utilities, propane and limited prescriptions. Provides shelter referrals for homeless clients. Services include case management, when needed.

Eligibility

Those that live in the City of Enumclaw and greater Plateau area.