Residents in Pacific County could get help paying rent as many struggle with finances during the pandemic.
Pacific County Health and Human Services announced that they will begin accepting applications from individuals for rental assistance on Monday, August 17, 2020.
The Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) Grant is intended to prevent evictions by paying past due, current, and future rent, and targeting limited resources to those with the greatest needs while working to distribute funds.
Individuals may apply for up to three months of rent payments in any combination of rental arrears, current rent, or future rent through December 2020.
Officials state that there isn’t enough funding to assist all of the households who may be eligible for rent assistance under this program.
In order to be eligible, households must meet two initial criteria:
Additionally, Household must also meet at least one of the following additional screening criteria (any member of the household can meet the criteria, it doesn’t have to be the head of household):
Funding for the project is supported by a grant awarded by the US Department of the Treasury.
Grant funds will be administered by the Local Government Coronavirus Relief Fund through the Washington State Department of Commerce.
This funding source ends December 31, 2020 or once funds are spent, whichever occurs first.
Application materials can be found at www.pacificcountycovid19.com under the Resources Page or acquired by emailing [email protected].
Application forms can be sent to [email protected], by fax to 360-642-9342, or via mail to;
Pacific County Health Department
Attn: Rent Assistance
7013 Sandridge Rd
Long Beach, WA 98631
If you need assistance filling out forms, please contact 360-214-9996 or email [email protected].