EPRAP completes over 400 individual household payments in one week; onsite and virtual registration events coming up!

The Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) has now paid out $55 million in rent assistance since January 2021, including last week’s $5.1 million in assistance. This is in addition to more than $37 million paid to support households throughout King County in 2020.  EPRAP payments since the program began last year now total…

New Funding Opportunity: Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

A new funding opportunity is available from the MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax Fund for creative, innovative, and culturally and linguistically responsive approaches to increasing awareness and access to behavioral health services, building communities of support, and promoting life and wellness assets within BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in King County.

Funding opportunity: Afghan Resettlement Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Last month,King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a set of investments to support Afghan refugees arriving in King County. King County is investing $500,000 to support emerging needs and ease capacity constraints of community-based organizations and collaborating with community partners to provide temporary housing at a recently purchased hotel, along with language supports and community…

The Social Connection Project: combating social isolation among seniors

The original version of this blog was posted on Agewise King County. The Greenwood Senior Center, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded Senior Hub recently launched a project called the Social Connection Project. The project aims to increase social connection among older adults, spurred by statistics on the negative health impacts of social isolation.…

Use of Self-attestations will be the key to faster EPRAP payments

The Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) has now paid $49.8 million in rent assistance since January 2021, including last week’s $3.4 million in assistance. 2021 totals so far are in addition to more than $37 million paid in 2020. Payments in 2021 have been made to landlords in the form of both advances…

Federal Way landlord and tenant thankful for King County rental assistance 

More than 4,600 households have received rent payments from King County's Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program this year to date. Christian and his family represent one of those households. He and his landlord Ilona recently shared their story with KING-5.