To our neighbors:

We wish to inform you that we have closed our rental assistance portal to new applications, as of December 1st. If you have already submitted an application, we will be reaching out with an update regarding your application status.

For over a year, we have provided rental assistance to Spokane County residents. It is clear there is a need for housing support in our area. To date, we have provided rental assistance to nearly 4,000 households by providing over $38 million in funding to help stabilize clients.

Our rental assistance teams are working very hard to process the high volume of applications we currently have. Out of respect for all of our neighbors, we want to ensure we process our current applications as quickly as we can.

As such, we closed our portal to new applications on December 1st. We understand that there likely will not be enough resources for everyone in need. We may re-open our portal at a later date if funding is available. Check our website for updates.

Currently, the following partner agencies are still accepting rental assistance applications:

Emmanuel Family Life Center

Jesus is the Answer Church

Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington

These partners serve specific culturally-based community and have capacity for a small number of applications. All are contracted for 200 applications or fewer. If you are a member of the communities they serve, you may reach out to potentially receive support.

In the meantime, please work to avoid eviction by:

  1. Communicating regularly with your landlord
  2. Work with a Dispute Resolution Clinic
    Last names A-M: Contact Northwest Mediation Center 509-456-0103 EXT. 1
    Last names N-Z: Contact Fulcrum DRC 509-838-2799
  3. Call the tenant screening line if you received a notice that will lead to an eviction: 855-657-8387

You should also know that as of November 1st, SNAP is no longer providing more than 12 months of rental assistance to eligible households. Additionally, we are no longer providing more than 1-month future rent coverage to eligible households.

Thank you for your understanding. While we are not accepting new applications at this time, we hope to do our best to provide guidance and support.

Thank you,
SNAP Rental Assistance