King County launches $145 million Rent Assistance Program to prevent evictions and homelessness

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Households throughout King County who have fallen one or more months behind in rent due to unemployment, lost wages and health crises as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for $145 million in rental assistance from King County.

To help those residents, King County is partnering with local property owners and managers to implement a new Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program launching today that will offer payments for back rent, utility expenses and even future rent obligations for those struggling to get back on their feet financially.

"The sudden economic upheaval from the pandemic threatened the ability of thousands of our friends and neighbors to keep a roof over their heads last year, and King County was able to help more than 9,000 families," said Executive Constantine. 
"Expanding rental assistance now will help three times more people who are still in need - working with tenants, landlords, and trusted community partners - and King County is ready to help keep families in their homes."

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Anonymous,  May 20, 2021 at 2:54 PM  

ok, cool... yet there is no restrictions like, no drug use. Help them yes, enable them, NO! They have to want to quit drugs in order to get this help!! Otherwise all we are doing is attracting more and more drug addicts from outside our area by enabling their drug use with a roof over their heads while shooting up on our tax money.

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