Rent Help Available for Young Adults ages 18-24 in King County
Published: September 3, 2020, at 9:46 a.m. PT
Last updated: September 21, 2020, at 7:29 a.m. PT
Struggling to pay rent? You're not alone. The Y is here to support young people through these financially uncertain times.
The Y Social Impact Center is offering up to three months of rent assistance for young adults ages 18-24 who live in King County. After applying, you will be contacted by the Y Social Impact Center Staff about needed documents in order to meet additional eligibility.
Apply if you meet ALL criteria 1-4:
- Currently 18-24 years old
- Household resides in King County (A household is any group of people wanting to maintain housing together)
- Income at or below 50% of area median income over the past 60 days
- Behind in at least 1 month of rent (full or partial) since March 1st
Once you’ve applied, you’ll be contacted by a Y Social Impact Center staff who will help you walk through additionally requirements and documents needed.
You or anyone in your household must also meet at least ONE of the below criteria:
- Experienced homelessness (includes couch surfing or doubling up) in the past five years
- Been evicted in the past seven years
- Housing been disrupted due to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion?
- At risk of severe illness as per CDC (62 or older, underlying condition).
- A member of your household has a disability including physical, mental, emotional, impairment caused by alcohol or drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, or brain injury, a person with HIV/AIDS is considered disabled.
- Currently pregnant or parenting
- Experienced the foster care system, adoption, mental health or drug and alcohol treatment, or been involved in the court systems
- People who are undocumented are eligible for this program.
- Assistance is available to tenants in formal and informal (friend/family) rental agreements.
- Funding pays for 80% of the amount due OR the Fair Market Rent rate and will be available Sept 8, 2020 - December 31st, 2020.
- Interpretation services available.
- Rent assistance is limited to three months and can be any combination of past, current, or future rent.
What if I don’t qualify?
If you do not qualify, don’t worry, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Resources for Rent Help
Some resources will require you to call 2-1-1. Resources with * serve under 18 years old.
- **Emergency Shelter for under 18: South King County Youth Shelter: (253) 275-1634
- **Child in Need of Services (CHINS)
- King County Resources
- Housing Justice Project Phone: (206) 267-7069 Email: email@example.com
- Puget Sound Energy Assistance
- LCYC: King County COVID 19 Resources
- King County Rental Assistance
- Rental Assistance Hope Line 425-869-6000
- Hope link (Eastside) 425-943-7555
- Solid Ground Tenant Services 206-694-6767
- Community Information 206-461-3200
- Housing & Essential Needs Programs 206-328-5755
- County Crisis Clinic 1800-621-4636 or 206-461-3222
- King County Supportive Services for Veteran Families 206-545-2344
- Catholic Community Services: 206-323-6336 or Emergency Assistance program 253-850-2523. (DSHS referral needed)
- Emergency Shelter Brochure
- COVID 19- Stimulus checks (16yo+)
- COVID 19- Unemployment benefits
- Byrd Barr Place Rental Assistance
- Pierce County Resources
- Snohomish County Resources