Thank you for looking into our rental assistance options. The first step is to see if you qualify for rental assistance that we currently offer

You can see basic details about our rental assistance program below:

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

EligibilityCovered ExpensesOther
Reside in the county of Spokane- not within the Spokane city limits

AND

80% AMI

AND

Household has qualified for unemployment or reduction of household income, or incurred additional costs, or experienced financial hardship due directly or indirectly to coronavirus outbreak

AND

Household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness, or housing instability which may include past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice


12 months’ rent, including up to 3 months of future rent

March 2020 rent is prorated to begin 3/13/2020

Applications for tenants with past due rent will be prioritized over future month rent only applications

Based on 2020 annual income or confirmation of the income that household is currently receiving *income documentation required*

Household income must be re-certified every 90 days – if funding is available

Rent paid at 150% up to Fair Market Rent (FMR)

Rent paid up to 100% FMR if rent is self-declared
The tenant applies to the program

Landlord may apply, but tenant’s information is still required

Priority given to households at 50% AMI and where a member of the household has been on unemployment for 90 days or longer

Provides utility assistance up to $5,000 per household. Payment to utility

Renter does not need to be behind in rent, but priority is given to those who are past due

Establishing legal residency is not a requirement

Letter of income from government agency may be used to verify income, if after January 1, 2020

Ends December 31, 2021

You can also follow this flow chart below to see if you apply:
This chart is not currently available in languages other than English.

Already know you qualify and are ready to apply?

Flow Chart

Now that you have determined your eligibility, you can move forward to to begin your application process.


If you do not qualify for rental assistance at this time, we encourage you to keep an eye on our main page for rental assistance: www.snapwa.org/rentalassistance. We will be having other flavors of rental assistance coming later on, and the eligibility requirements may be different. We also recommend calling 2-1-1 for other potential resources.

In the meantime, you may want to consider our other programs and services as well as a way to offer relief on your expenses.

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