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Help with rent Washington.

A number of local rental assistance programs are available across Washington state. Learn where and how low income families, the homeless and renters can get emergency or long term financial help. There are charities, government agencies in all counties and cities, as noted below. Locate community wide rent assistance programs in WA below that help the low-income, elderly and disabled among others.

Both emergency financial help and long term case management is offered. Tenants with a pay or quit or eviction notice can get immediate help with rent. There are also grants to help with security deposits, storage costs, or first/last month rental payments that landlords in Washington may require. Or find low-income housing, apartments, free lawyers for landlord-tenant mediation and more.

Types of Washington rental assistance programs

Eviction prevention for tenants and rehousing for the homeless – Government grants help stop homeless and rehouse people. There are ESG funds for paying rent, free motel vouchers, short term emergency housing programs and more. All focus on helping renters or the homeless. Locate eviction prevention programs in WA for tenants

Washington DSHS Housing and Essential Needs program – This benefit, known as HEN, help with rent and housing needs. Emergency financial help to pay rental arrears, furniture for an apartments, hotel vouchers and more is provided by the government. It is mostly for the mentally or physically disabled. Find how to get help from Washington DSHS.

Housing Choice vouchers in WA – Local private-public organization operate rent, or income based, housing as part oi section 8. Very low-income families, including parents with kids, can get a voucher to help pay rent, based on total household income. More on Section 8 application Washington.

Tenant eviction defense lawyers – A number of free lawyers help low-income renters who are facing eviction. They help mediate a solution with the landlord. Or get free legal help with landlord harassment, security deposit or unpaid rent issues and also representation in housing court. Find details on free lawyers in Washington.





United Way programs - The non-profit operates across Washington. They have information on rental assistance for the poor, unemployed, and others. A major focus is on self-sufficiency. Meaning rent help is combined with long term case management. Locate United Way rental assistance programs.

Local city and county rental assistance programs in Washington

Find help in your local community – select a location below. Find organizations that provide emergency rental assistance to stop evictions. Or learn about vouchers, income based housing with a short or no waiting list, moving cost help and more.

Benton County

Clark County

King County

Pierce County

Snohomish County

Spokane County

Thurston County

Yakima and Benton County


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