Referrals for 400 additional households to receive rent assistance including arrears will open on Sat., Jan. 22, at 11 a.m.
VANCOUVER – Clark County has implemented and currently operates eviction prevention rent assistance programs to assist people who are low-income impacted by the pandemic. These programs have provided an unprecedented $39 million in financial assistance to 4,744 households, paying for 41,613 months of rent and utilities since August 2020. Approximately $885,000 in financial assistance for rent and utilities is going out to 100 additional households each week.
Referrals for 400 additional households to receive rent assistance including arrears will open on Sat., Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. Links and instructions to apply are below. Please note: the links will not be live until 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 and will close once all available referrals have been received.
At this time, households may only receive assistance one time. Households that have already received assistance are not eligible for additional assistance.
Anyone who has previously applied for assistance is asked to please not apply again as this delays the processing of applications.
All applicants will receive a submission confirmation email. Housing providers are working to assist all households that are currently on the waitlist. Tenants must be deemed eligible in order for assistance to be provided.
Applicants without access to the internet may call (360) 695-9677.
Applicants without phone or internet access may access applications through Share at the Fromhold Center located at 2306 NE Andresen Road, across from WinCo.
Clark County continues to work with rental assistance providers to have the capacity to open additional rent assistance spots. Additional spots are scheduled to open on Wed., Feb. 2.
Additional information, including the number of available waitlist spots and types will be made available via news release, website and social media posting, and through the Council For The Homeless website closer to the opening dates.
It is important that landlords and tenants understand there are additional significant COVID-19 related rental assistance resources, including arrears, for low-income households coming which will be made available to the community as capacity becomes available.
Legal resource for tenants
Tenants seeking information about their rights should contact the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, (360) 334-4007 or NW Justice Project’s CLEAR program at nwjustice.org/get-legal-help or (888) 201-1014 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Youth under 24 may contact the Legal Counsel for Youth and Children, (206) 494-0323, ext. 715.
Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.
Article Source: Clark County Today