Housing Assistance In The Seattle Tacoma Region

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West Seattle Helpline

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County

Mercer Island Youth & Family Services

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County

The Salvation Army Seattle White Center Corps & Community Center

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County

The Salvation Army Seattle Temple Corps

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County


North Helpline

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County

Hopelink

Filed Under

Contact
5245
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 943-7555

Description
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.

Area Served
King County

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Office

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County

Hopelink

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County


Shoreline Community Care

Filed Under

Contact
16311 Linden N Ave
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 496-3116

Description
Provides limited financial assistance for rent, move-in costs, utilities and other essential needs; may have limited assistance for bus tickets. $100 max per request. Funds are sent directly to the landlord or utility company. Volunteers conduct an in-person interview to determine need. Participation in a local church-life group and finding Christian friends are encouraged through supportive conversations and/or written materials that are available but not required to receive help. Clients may receive assistance once every 12 months.

Eligibility
Permanent residents of the city of Shoreline ONLY (N of 145th St, S of 205th St) who can provide verification of need. Does not serve Lake Forest Park. Eviction or shut-off notice is NOT required. Does not give financial assistance for motel rent. All requests for aid are subject to the approval of the agency representative. Clients may receive assistance once every 12 months.

Area Served
King County

The Salvation Army

Filed Under

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

Description
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.

Area Served
King County