New King County Rent Assistance Program

King County has launched a new Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program which helps pay rent for eligible residents.

Thousands of individuals and families across King County are at risk for eviction and homelessness. Across the region, many are struggling to stay afloat financially after months of lost wages, unemployment, poor health or other changes experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have been forced to choose between food, medicine, or utilities, and many are falling behind on rent.

King County is gearing up to help with a new Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) for 2021, which will pay past, current, and future rent for eligible enrollees.

Phase One, which launched in late April, is for landlords with five or more units behind in rent. Phase Two, which is targeted at tenants and smaller landlords, began enrolling on May 17. Follow this link for more information: https://rent-help.kingcounty.gov/.

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