Rent and Move-in Help for Bellevue Residents

Last updated: March 24, 2022, at 7:31 a.m. PT

Originally published: March 23, 2022, at 2:19 p.m. PT

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The Y Social Impact Center is offering rental assistance & move-in assistance for Bellevue residents. Funding is available to cover up to all documented past due rent since March 3rd 2020; all past due rent and up to 3 months of future rent. Amount of rent is subject to change and will be addressed with the applicant.

For rental assistance

(Those not COVID impacted may still apply)
 

  1. Tenant’s residence is located within Bellevue city limits.
  2. Household income AT or BELOW 80% area median income.
  3. Tenant must confirm they are at risk of experiencing homelessness or currently experiencing housing instability.
  4. Tenant must confirm they have been economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic period beginning January 27th, 2020 to present, causing loss of income and inability to pay rent.
  5. Landlord must agree to payment and sign Terms and Conditions.
  6. Tenant and Landlord must confirm non-duplication of funds.
  7. Tenant must provide the following documentation after application has been received:
    • Lease
    • Ledger showing outstanding payments
    • Identification
    • Income Certification
    • COVID impact on housing instability
    • For assistance with credit card payments for those who paid rent:
      • Please provide credit card or loan statement showing payment to the landlord or lender & payment amount
      • A letter from the landlord or lender confirming amount paid with credit card

 

Additional Information for Rental Assistance

  • Rental assistance can cover utilities if they are covered in the rent total.
  • Funds can also be used to pay off credit cards or loans that were used to pay for back rent only, so long as it can be documented.
  • Rental assistance funds are available to those who have and have not been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak or pandemic.

For Move-In Assistance

  1. Tenant’s residence is located within Bellevue city limits.
  2. Household income AT or BELOW 80% area median income.
  3. Tenant must confirm they have been economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic period beginning January 27th, 2020 to present, causing loss of income and inability to pay rent.
  4. Tenant must provide the following documentation after application has been received:
    • Lease that is associated with move-in costs
    • Identification
    • Income Certification
    • COVID impact on housing instability

Additional Information for Move-In Assistance

  • Move-in assistance funds are extremely limited, and assistance is not guaranteed.
  • Move-in assistance funds can only be used for current Bellevue residents moving outside of Bellevue.
  • Funds can be used to cover security deposit, first and last month’s rent, application fees, etc.
     

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Once you've applied, you'll be contacted by a Y Social Impact Center staff within 2 weeks about needed documents in order to meet additional eligibility.


Additional General Info

  • Tenants who are undocumented are eligible for this program.
  • Interpretation services available.
  • Rent assistance is limited and not always guaranteed depending on funding.

What if I don’t qualify?

If you do not qualify, click here to view a list of other funding sources you may qualify for or contact the Y Social Impact Center for help navigating these resources by emailing renthelp@seattleymca.org or by texting/calling (206) 751-7130 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please allow up to 2 business days for a team member to respond to your inquiry.