In King County Executive Dow Constantine’s 2021 State of the County speech last week, he announced that phase two of King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program would open for tenant enrollment this week. Today is the day!
Phase Two: Tenant Assistance is NOW OPEN
Tenants can now submit their EPRAP applications on the Tenant Portal at https://rent-help.kingcounty.gov.
One way King County is helping residents facing financial hardship and housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic is to provide rent assistance to keep them in their homes. Starting today, individuals can sign-up for rent assistance on the EPRAP Tenant Portal.
- Tenants will submit their interest into King County’s “portal” system after answering questions that prescreen for eligibility.
- King County will randomly select tenants from the pool weekly to work with agencies to review their eligibility for rental assistance.
“This time we have more than $150 million in assistance ready to go,” Executive Constantine said in his address to the King County Council on May 11. “That’s more than 3x what we could invest last fall and could help keep as many as 27,000 families stay in their homes. And it’s an unprecedented investment in the health of our community.”
The Tenant Portal is available in English and Spanish. For help in additional languages please call: 206-477-1331.
Community-based organizations are available to provide translations, technology access and application assistance, including in-person or guiding tenants through the portal.
More than 5,000 properties and 1,429 landlords are already in the program!
Tenants whose landlords received funding during the Landlord sign-up period in phase one will not have to apply directly to the Tenant Pool and are protected from no-cause eviction in 2021; if you apply and your landlord is already in the program, you will be notified.
Watch Executive Constantine announce the next phase of EPRAP in his 2021 State of the County speech:
For information or general questions on the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program, call 206-263-3481 or email DCHS Rental Assistance.
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