Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Revises Program to Increase Support for Tenants and Landlords

King County launched its Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) in September, offering financial help for tenants and landlords in King County impacted by the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.  Tens of thousands of local residents are dealing with illness, lost income, and unemployment – all of which leaves them in danger of…

Turning hotels into emergency shelter

This article was originally posted on UW News. A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention. The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of…

Building a Foundation: The First Annual Report of the Affordable Housing Committee

Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee). The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below…

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Help Create New Affordable Housing by Joining Our Anti-Displacement Workshop Series

The Issue Skyway-West Hill and North Highline, both urban unincorporated areas bordering Seattle, have large BIPOC and immigrant communities, as well as large numbers of low-income households. Skyway has the highest proportion of African-American residents of any area in the state. These richly diverse neighborhoods have experienced rising land values and cost of housing, which…

King County Housing Repair Program: making homes safe, comfortable and accessible.

The King County Housing Repair Program provides funding for housing repair services to low, moderate-income homeowners and special needs renters within King County. We can address and assess emergency issues and ensure homes are safe and accessible. The program offers loans and grants for home repairs such as replacing your roof, installing a new septic…

Preventing eviction and homelessness: Rental assistance available to help individuals and families stay housed through COVID-19 crisis

Thousands of people across King County have lost jobs or seen wages sharply reduced in the devastating wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Unable to pay rent, many are now at high risk of eviction and homelessness. A new program offered by King County may be able to help. Eviction prevention and rent assistance The King…