As the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program Transitions, King County Focuses Efforts on Evictions 

King County is transitioning to the next phase of the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) that has distributed nearly $340 million in rent assistance across the county. This month, we will receive an estimated $10 million in additional funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce and plan to contract these funds to…

King County Processing Remaining EPRAP Applications and Conducting Audit of Payments

Leo Flor, Director of the Department of Community and Human Services Since 2020, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and a broad coalition of community organizations have distributed $318.5 million in payments to thousands of households across King County as part of the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP). The size and growth…

EPRAP continues to make a difference in communities across King County, take a look at the numbers  

Over the course of the pandemic, King County helped tens of thousands of renters avoid eviction and stay in their homes with our Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP). Since its inception, the program paid $298 million in payments to 33,482 households. As of today, 6,228 households are assigned to a provider to complete…

Important Update on EPRAP Program in King County  

Program Status Due to a lack of available funds, the King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) is no longer accepting new applications through the EPRAP registration process as of last night, at 11:59 p.m. King County provided notice of the anticipated closure of the registration process to new applicants on February 14.   King…

After Serving More Than 39,000 households, King County to pause new applications for the King County Rental Assistance Program 

By Leo Flor, Director of King County Department of Community & Human Services Leo FlorDirector, Department of Community & Human Services Since the program began in March 2020, King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) has distributed $244 million in rent assistance and processed applications from 39,444 households. Consistent with our goal to break the historic pattern of racial ethnic disproportionality in evictions, 76 percent went to heads of household who identify as…

Rent assistance partners have a record week, debut new dashboard!

One month in to 2022, the pace continues to accelerate as community-based organizations and County staff work hard to complete pending applications for assistance through the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP). In fact, the partners just celebrated the biggest payout week ever, distributing over $14 million in rent assistance payments to over 1,200…