Update as of September 13, 2022
RRRP Phase II contracted partner agencies, 4 Tomorrow and India Association of Western Washington, continue to work through a rotation of Rent Assistance referrals to determine program eligibility, collect documentation, and administer payment. Eastside Legal Assistance Program is in the process of contracting with the City to begin receiving referrals for RRRP Phase II applicants. This will bring the total number of contracted agencies working on applications to three, increasing agency capacity to review applications and administer payment.
The second round of advanced payments for 4 Tomorrow has been dispersed and the City is in the process of sending 4 Tomorrow their third batch of referrals. The City is in the final stages of amending the contract for India Association of Western Washington to increase the amount of advanced payment they receive. Currently, India Association of Western Washington has $100,000 in completed packets in queue for payment, which will be disbursed once the amended contract is received and the next advanced payment is provided.
RRRP Phase II extends the eligible timeframe of RRRP for arrears accrued through June 30, 2022 in recognition of the on-going impacts of the pandemic on housing stability. Applications were extended to qualified households that were served by the first round of assistance but still unstably housed in 2022, were not served by the King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program, and/or who contacted the City to be placed on a waitlist prior to June 30, 2022 in the event the City offered assistance for 2022 arrears. This program is not open to the public at this time.
The City has allotted an additional $1.15 million in ARPA funding towards the program extension. Following outreach to assess current need, the City is referring eligible households to submit applications with partner agencies 4Tomorrow, Eastside Legal Assistance Program, and IAWW.
- 57 Referrals to Partner Agencies
- 15 Completed applications
- $11,818 Average Grant Amount
- Top Reasons for Ineligibility: Unresponsive, No Eligible Arrears, Moved
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