Apply to join the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Advisory Committee
King County is recruiting to fill nine positions on a new advisory board being formed to provide input to policy, procedures and protocols for rental assistance and eviction prevention programs and services. The advisory committee will provide valuable first-person experience and perspective to decisions impacting people who are renting their homes in King County. In particular, the committee will advise the County on how funding allocated to the King County Rent Assistance and Eviction Prevention Program (EPRAP) should be spent.
The Advisory Committee will assist King County to ensure an equitable allocation of EPRAP funds to those communities experiencing disproportionate health and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who performed essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic and those who historically have been disproportionately impacted by inequities and discrimination related to housing, such as the African American, Native American and Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, immigrant and refugee, disability and LGBTQI+ communities.
The committee will meet bi-weekly to start, with meeting time in the beginning focused on learning about the County’s rent assistance program and providing input on the current priorities and policies. Meeting rhythm will move to monthly meetings once the group is trained and established. The County is currently exploring the possibility of providing stipends for this work, but this has not yet been finalized.
To be considered for membership, an applicant must be a King County resident and a current renter of housing in King County. Prioritization will go to community members who have accessed or tried to access rental assistance in the past five years or have experienced eviction. Applicants may not have any job-related connection to property management or any agency receiving King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program funding. If the applicant works for an organization receiving other King County funds, the applicant must recuse themselves from participating in any board business regarding the organization while serving on the advisory committee. Participation on this advisory committee does not impact an individual’s chances of receiving rental assistance from EPRAP or any other rent assistance program.
When/How to Apply
The application period opens on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The application is available below. Please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or assistance, call or email Xochitl (So-chi) Maykovich at 206-263-9875 or email@example.com