Rent Help Available for Residents of King County

Last updated: December 27, 2021, at 8:39 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 rental assistance for residents in King County.

Apply if you meet ALL criteria listed below:

  1. Tenant’s residence is located within the King County.
  2. Household income AT or BELOW 80% area median income over the past 12 months.
  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 provide documents that show a tenant is still occupying the residence and has missed/past due rent payments not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020.
  6. Landlord must agree to payment and sign Terms and Conditions.


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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 

  • Tenants 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.