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Spokane County rental assistance.

Below is information on the organizations, churches, programs, charities, and agencies that provide security deposit or emergency rental assistance in Spokane County Washington. There may be financial aid for low income tenants and/or families that are facing a crisis. While funding is always limited, people can apply for money to help pay security deposits, back rent, and maybe even moving costs. In addition, learn about other options such as low income housing or section 8 government vouchers.

Most of the Spokane organizations can provide some form of emergency short term assistance, and at the same time they want to work with clients to ensure long term success. So this may involve case management, referrals, counseling, and ideas on longer term solutions to paying both paying rent and staying current on monthly rental expenses. The bottom line is these places in the city as well as County of Spokane want to help people avoid evictions and prevent homelessness. To this end, grants, loans, legal aid, and other forms of short or long term rent help may be offered.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Location is 2901 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane, WA 99220
Call the church charity organization at (509) 535-2491
Emergency rent help, travel for transient individuals in Spokane County, free furniture and other support may be offered. Any funds may also be offered for utility or security deposits and/or first months rent.

Spokane Valley Center
11922 East First Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99206
(509) 927-1153
The housing organization can provide low income housing and rental assistance to low-income families, disabled, and the elderly or handicapped persons. In some cases, they have referrals to funds for paying security deposits on low income housing.




Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
East 130 Third Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99202
Phone number is (509) 462-0518
Any rent or housing assistance as part of HEN is limited. But there may also be basic needs given, including bus passes or referrals to shelter, to HEN clients in Spokane County. This is a state of Washington housing, homeless prevention and rent assistance program that is paid for using government grants.

Poverty and Homelessness Task Force site. Call your local government office.
Volunteers work on poverty issues, homelessness and welfare reform. They may offer referrals to emergency rent help in one day.

Northeast Washington Housing Solutions, also known as Spokane Housing Authority
Address: 55 West Mission, Suite 104
Spokane, Washington, 99201
Phone number - (509) 328 - 2953
Rental assistance subsidies are provided from the section 8 voucher program. Families will still need to pay a portion of their income towards their housing and rental costs. Assistance is also for the disabled, families on welfare-to work, and the poor. A waiting list is in place.

Spokane County Community Services
They offer various housing resources. There may be one time rent help for low income families, including single moms or dads or even tenants without children. Other resources may be free motel vouchers, grants, utility bill help, referrals to low income apartments and much more. Rental assistance can be offered as well. More on Spokane County Community Services assistance programs.

Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium (SLIHC)
Address 829 W. Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201
They do not offer funds for paying rental arrears, but rather the organization has a listing of available apartments for rent for low income families as well as housing that has a waiting list. Dial 327-1121





Catholic Charities Eastern Washington (which covers Spokane)
Address is 12 East 5th Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99202
Anyone that is requesting rent or housing assistance can try the Catholic Charity Church for Spokane County. Financial help for the homeless, tenants facing eviction, and other services foe low income people in rent arrears is not directly offered but only from people referred to Catholic Charities. They also
empower families who are in need of temporary assistance. The Homeless Families Coordinated Assessment phone number, which is the number for shelters, housing, and other resources, is 509-325-5005.

Coordinated Housing and Homeless Families Assessment of Spokane runs various programs in the community. Most are in partnership with churches and charities. They offer rapid rehousing (including funds for security deposits or storage fees); emergency homeless prevention (loans or grants to pay rent); job placement; referrals to homeless shelters; and more. Call 509-325-5005, or more on Spokane Homeless and Housing Assessment.

Spokane Housing Authority
Government office address:  55 W. Mission Ave.
Spokane, WA, 99202
(509) 838-4651
Rent assistance and housing opportunities are provided for the low income.

Medical Lake Outreach Center
Address is 211 North Lefevre Street
Medical Lake, WA, 99022 Map
Call (509) 299 - 3819
Has limited funding, but as resources allow, they may offer loans or financial aid for paying rent, late energy bills, and other expenses that could lead to homelessness if not paid.

Stabilization Service Programs from Solid Ground
(206) 694 - 6767
Tenants facing eviction can get advice and referrals to financial support, including government grants, and learn about their rights.

Northwest Justice Project
1702 W Broadway, Spokane, WA, 99201
Call (888) 201-1014
Free legal support is available for housing issues, including landlord and tenant mediation. Or attorneys can resolve disputes over security deposits and unsafe housing.





Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center - Family Rent Assistance Program
Address - 845 South Sherman Street
Spokane, Washington, 99202
(509) 455-8722
The non-profit only supports tenants in zip code of 99202, and they need to have children. There may be financial assistance available in the form of a small amount of help for paying housing or rental expenses.

Senior Housing
Location is 201 W. North River Drive, Suite 200
Spokane, Washington 99201
Phone - 459-6102
There are multiple sites in Spokane County, including The Delaney, Fahy Gardens and West, Cathedral Plaza, Grace Court, Park Tower, The O'Malley, and Coeur d'Alene Plaza. Rent subsidies and social services are available for senior citizens.

Our Place Community Ministries
1509 W College Ave
Spokane, Washington 99201
Main number is (509) 326-7267
Financial help for rent and bills may be offered on a case by case basis. They also have information on homeless shelters, motel vouchers, and other financial resources.

Spokane County - Community Services, Housing and Community Development Department
312 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99204
An agency that runs a number of social service programs as well as referrals. The resources available are for for people needing assistance with human services, housing, and other support groups. Information is available on government aid, such as emergency solutions grants for paying rent and other costs.

Spokane Neighborhood Action Program, or SNAP
2116 E 1st Ave
Spokane, Washington 99202
(509) 533-2752

Runs a program known as CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) which increases the availability of housing, rent help and economic opportunity for senior citizens and low income people.

Spokane County Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing is available from several organizations. Groups such as VOA, SNAP, and others provide grants for rent or past due energy bills. The homeless, single parents or disabled can get help with moving costs and placement from DSHS. This includes free vouchers for hotels or money for rental or utility deposits. Continue Spokane eviction help and rehousing.

Spokane and Washington State DSHS- Community Services Office - Eastern Washington
1313 North Maple, Spokane, Washington, 99201, (877) 501-2233
8517 East Trent, Spokane, Washington, 99212, telephone (877) 501-2233
Apply for financial assistance through rent/mortgage and other housing costs. Programs include housing assistance, career training and placement, and much more.

Love Church Services Network
Greenacres, WA, 99016
Phone number - (509) 327-5359
This charity organization partners with and is a clearing house for churches, non-profits and other agencies. Families and renters in the community who need assistance are referred to the non-profit and they screen each request.

St Vincent De Paul Spokane District Council
Spokane, WA - 99220
Call the non-profit at (509) 535 2491
The society, which is a partnership of local churches, provides emergency assistance for rent, electric bills, and other needs.







Information and referrals can be obtained from the state. Call 1-877-678-4428. Low income families, those living in poverty, and struggling tenants can learn about charities that offer one time rental assistance. A combination of government grants, financial help from non-profits, and donations assist with back rent, deposits, paying motel expenses or moving expenses.

Spokane Valley Partners
10814 East Broadway, Spokane, WA, 99206
Dial - (509) 927-1153
Various emergency assistance programs are offered by the non-profit. Tenants, the unemployed, immigrants and others can explore housing, utility or water bill help (to stop homelessness), rent funds, public aid, referrals to low income apartments and more.

Spokane County Veteran's Service
1102 West College Secoma Building
Spokane, Washington, 99201
(509) 477-3690
Veterans, active military members, and their immediate family members, such as spouses and children, may qualify for emergency aid. One emergency program, known as SSVF, addresses medical concerns, provides loans, application for public benefits, and offers other support on housing and rental needs.


By Jon McNamara

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