Rent Help Available for Young Adults ages 18-24 in King County
Last updated: February 1, 2021, at 12:57 p.m. PT
Originally published: September 3, 2020, at 9:46 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 six 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 in 7-10 business days 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 - young adult does NOT have to be head of household)
- Income at or below 80% area median income over the past 60 days
- Behind in at least 1 month of rent (full or partial) since March 1st
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
Once you've applied, you'll be contacted by a Y Social Impact Center staff within 7-10 days about needed documents in order to meet additional eligibility.
- 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 until June 30th, 2021.
- Interpretation services available. Download flyer in Spanish
- Rent assistance is limited to six 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 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.
- **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