The Issaquah City Council recently allocated $100,000 in emergency funding for rental assistance to help those in need due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Here to Help
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of employees who have seen their hours reduced, or have lost their jobs, during the outbreak.
The reduction or loss of income makes it difficult, particularly for those who live paycheck to paycheck, to pay their rent. This could result in late fees and/or evictions, as well as valuable lost income for property owners. The City’s program intends to help prevent homelessness and other financial hardships.
Issaquah residents meeting income requirements at or below 80 percent of the area median income ($88,250 per year for a household of four) under normal circumstances who now need temporary financial assistance.
During screening, the applicants will need to provide income and employment status documentation from the last 30 days that can account for recent changes in their financial situation, job/wage loss, etc.
Amount of Assistance
Up to $500 per month is offered for up to three months (within one, 12-month period).
Contact one of the following agencies below, each of which will be reviewing applications and distributing the City’s funds:
- Issaquah Community Services, 425-837-3125
- St. Vincent de Paul - St. Joseph Conference – Issaquah, 206-767-6449
- Hopelink, Redmond: 425-869-6000, Bellevue: 425-943-7555
Once applications are received, organizations will take the following steps:
- Receive request for services
- Conduct screening (via phone) and application process
- Determine eligibility
- Provide assistance to property manager