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Director: Jennifer Johnson

 

Skagit County Rental Assistance Program

 

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EVICTION IN SKAGIT COUNTY

 

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As of 10/13/22, the Skagit County Rental Assistance Program is currently closed to new applicants.

If you have already applied, you will be contacted by a provider to process your application. Applications will be processed until all available funds have been distributed.

If you have received an eviction or ERPP notice, this page includes information about the eviction process and your rights as a tenant.
Please contact the Housing Resource Center at Community Action of Skagit County to connect to agencies that may still have rent assistance resources available. (360) 416-7585

Additional Funding may become available, updates will be posted on this page.

Please contact the Housing Resource Center at Community Action of Skagit County to connect to agencies that may still have rent assistance resources available. (360) 416-7585

For applicants currently on a waiting list:  Please ensure that you have received an Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) Notice, Pay or Vacate Notice, or a Summons and Complaint.  This documentation is needed to complete an application.

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of households being behind on rent. In response to this need, federal, state and local policy makers have appropriated rent assistance to pay back rent, utilities, and some future rent to help people stay housed.

Here in Skagit County, over $21 million dollars has been allocated to this effort to prevent evictions. Since August 2020, 700 households have been provided assistance through this effort. Skagit County’s rent assistance program is currently operational perĀ Proclamation 21-09.

To address this unprecedented level of need, our partner organizations have expanded their capacity to process applications for assistance. Nevertheless, it can take several days to make a payment to a landlord once a complete application has been submitted.

Updated 6/23/2022: Beginning June 28th, 2022 applicants must have an ERPP or a 14 day pay or vacate notice in addition to meeting all three initial screening criteria to be eligible for Skagit County rental assistance:

  • Have a missed/passed due rent payment not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020 and still occupying the residence.
  • Your household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
  • Your household resides in Skagit County.

Documentation

The following documents may be used to verify the above eligibility:

  • Proof of income, which can include paystubs, W-2’s or other wage statements, 2020 tax filings, or bank statements demonstrating regular income. If you have no income you can complete a certification of no income in the application.

  • Proof of Financial Hardship, which could include a letter of termination from your job, documentation of unemployment benefits. Verbal verification is also allowable.

  • Proof of housing status, which can include a current lease or documentation of residence showing evidence that establishes a pattern of paying rent, or a statement from the landlord that verifies the applicant’s housing instability. Proof of past due rent or eviction notice, or past due utility notice.

  • Proof of ERPP or 14 day pay or vacate notice.