Rent Help Available for Residents of Bellevue and Auburn

Last updated: October 12, 2021, at 11:57 a.m. PT

Originally published: September 3, 2020, at 9:46 a.m. PT

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Struggling to pay rent? You're not alone. The Y Social Impact Center is offering up to three months of rental assistance for Auburn and Bellevue residents.

Apply if you meet ALL criteria 1-4:

  1. Household resides in incorporated Auburn and Bellevue city limits. (A household is any group of people wanting to maintain housing together - a young adult does NOT have to be head of household)
  2. Income AT or BELOW 80% area median income over the past 12 months
  3. Behind in at least 1 month of rent since January 27th, 2020.
  4. Must 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.


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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 Info 

  • People who are undocumented are eligible for this program.
  • Assistance is available to tenants in formal and informal (friend/family) rental agreements.
  • Interpretation services available.
  • Rent assistance is limited to three months and it is limited to past due rent only.

What if I don’t qualify? 

If you do not qualify, below is a list of other funding sources you may qualify for or contact the Y Social Impact Center for help navigating these resources by emailing or call (206) 751-7130 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Additional Resources for Rent Help 

Some resources will require you to call 2-1-1. Resources with * serve under 18 years old.