Emergency Assistance

UPDATED April 10

The Emergency Assistance Program at MIYFS serves Mercer Island residents experiencing financial challenges. Resources include case management and financial assistance with basic needs such as food, rent, and utilities.

Please reach out to the MIYFS Emergency Assistance Coordinator, Cheryl Manriquez, cheryl.manriquez@mercergov.org, if you are in need of assistance accessing financial resources. Click on the following for additional information about:

King County has also compiled resources and information about food access programs and services to help support King County residents during this difficult time.

Rental Assistance

United Way has announce an expanded program of rental assistance beginning on Friday April 10, 2020. Thanks to generous donations to the Community Relief Fund and a variety of community partners, one month of rental assistance is being offered to people in King County struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus.

Listed below are the requirements to qualify and a link to the application. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible

If you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance.

You may apply for this assistance if you:

  • Live in King County, WA
    • Are behind in rent
    • Are economically impacted by COVID-19
  • Have a current monthly household income that is below these amounts (50% of Area Median Income):
    • 1 Person: up to $3,483
      • 2 Persons: up to $3,983
      • 3 Persons: up to $4,479
      • 4 Persons: up to $4,975
      • 5 Persons: up to $5,375
      • 6 Persons: up to $5,775

If you meet these requirements, please fill out the online application at www.uwkc.org/renthelp or call 2-1-1.

Regionally, 2-1-1 is a resource available to the Mercer Island community.

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