First $4.3M rental assistance payments stabilize 800 households in King County at risk of eviction

As scheduled, King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) paid its first rental assistance payments on Friday, July 16, 2021 totaling $4,373,510.21.  The payments, sent to 42 local property owners, create critical stability for over 800 households in King County who had fallen behind in rent payments due to COVID-related economic crises. Over…

Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program: 2020 Data Review

In August 2020, King County created the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) to assist households economically impacted by the coronavirus. EPRAP offered up to six months of rental assistance on behalf of tenants. Landlords also had to forgive any rent owed beyond six months, agree to freeze rent until April 1st 2021, and…