Proclamation: We attest to having two Rental Assistance Programs:  Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Treasury Rental Assistance Program. Spokane County’s rent assistance program is currently operational per Proclamation 21-09.

If you need assistance with your Rental Assistance applications, appointments are available by calling 456-SNAP . Appointments are conducted via phone in office available by request only. We are currently booking appointments for Aug dates. These are open until filled. We will open more in August as funding allows for September appointment dates. Please check back for additional information

Whether you need to apply for rental assistance or you’ve already applied and need a status update, this page should have the information you’re looking for.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

The buttons at the top of this page include the same information you see below.

I live in the City of Spokane and want rental assistance (directs you to outside website)
I live in Spokane County *and* outside the City of Spokane and want rental assistance
I have already applied for rental assistance and want an update
I have an eviction notice and want to learn what I should do
I want to learn more about rental assistance scams I should be aware of
I am a SNAP Partner and want to access the Partner Portal
My rent is going up, and I want to help provide data (chance to win $50 grocery card)

For more information about rental assistance SNAP has provided this year, keep scrolling below!

STATUS UPDATES

Since September 2020, SNAP has served thousands of clients with rental and utility assistance. We currently have ample funding available for Spokane County residents who do not live in the City of Spokane.

Spokane County Rental Assistance (ERA):

NOW REVIEWING: All applications currently reviewed

Please keep in mind that staff is working very hard to help clients with incomplete and inaccurate application material to ensure compliance, accuracy, and most importantly, that all qualified applicants receive assistance as funding allows. We currently have ample funding available for Spokane County residents who do not live in the City of Spokane. Please access that via the self-serve portal HERE.

RENT PROVIDED: 1,068 households
UTILITY ASSISTANCE: 509 households
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID: RENT: $7,511,036.08
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID: UTILITIES: $242,925.47
TOTAL NUMBER OF MONTHS RENTAL ASSISTANCE: 8,729
NUMBER OF MONTHS IN ARREARS: 5,984
NUMBER OF MONTHS FUTURE RENT: 2,745
AVERAGE NUMBER OF MONTHS OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE: 8.17
AVERAGE GRANT AMOUNT FOR RENT: $7,032.81
AVERAGE GRANT AMOUNT FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE: $482.95

Treasury Rental Assistance Program (T-RAP)

So far, SNAP’s rental team has been working through existing T-RAP referrals and have provided $6,377,782.11 in rental, utility assistance, and other housing costs!

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS SERVED: 1,056
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID: RENT: $6,066,511.39
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID: UTILITIES: $275,573.86
TOTAL NUMBER OF MONTHS RENTAL ASSISTANCE: 6,864
NUMBER OF MONTHS IN ARREARS: 4,234
NUMBER OF MONTHS FUTURE RENT: 2,630
AVERAGE NUMBER OF MONTHS OF RENTAL ASSISTANCE: 7.06

We are prioritizing applications for tenants whose income is 50% AMI or less, and/or households where one or more individuals have been unemployed for 90 days before their application date. Thank you to the following community partners for facilitating these priority applications:

Emmanuel Family Life Center
Jesus is the Answer Church
Latinos en Spokane
Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington (PICWA

We are providing regular training to these and other affinity-based agencies who are working hard to collect information from clients for SNAP to process through our database.

Thank you to the assistance and support of our partners at Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic and Northwest Mediation Center.

We will open up appointments in the near future for qualifying tenants to submit applications with our rental specialists without need for referral.

Spokane County Eviction Rental Assistance Program (ERAP):*

FULLY SERVED: Clients November 2020 – May 2021 **ALL FUNDS EXHAUSTED**

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS SERVED: 2,505
UTILITY ASSISTANCE: 35 households
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID: RENT: $8,113,769.61
AVERAGE MONTHS OF ASSISTANCE: 4
AVERAGE GRANT AMOUNT FOR RENT: $3,239.00

* Serving Spokane County residents, including City of Spokane residents


You can review our Frequently Asked Questions regarding rental assistance HERE.

You can watch a webinar from 3/17/21 that may answer more questions by clicking HERE.