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Renter Resources

Comprehensive list of resources and information to support housing stability for Washington renters

This page includes dedicated information about:

Government Updates

During the COVID-19 crisis RHAWA has actively worked with cities, counties, and the Governor and Legislature to implement and understand emergency rental housing measures being put in to place for the rental housing industry, including pushing for direct financial support for renters and housing providers to ensure that homes remain open.

Inslee extends eviction moratorium, public utilities proclamation on March 18, 2021.

  • The state eviction moratorium is extended to June 30, 2021.  
  • Clarifies that among the existing permissible reasons for seeking to evict a tenant is a tenant’s behavior that can be imminent be hazardous to safety of others on the premises. 
  • Requires that any 60-day notice to vacate if an owner intends to occupy or sell the premises must be in the form of an affidavit signed under penalty of perjury. 
  • Clarifies that the order is not intended to permit unauthorized or illegal occupants into a dwelling who are not listed on the lease to remain or hold over unless the landlord owner, or property manager has accepted partial or full payment of rent, including payment in the form of labor. 
  • Nothing in this order precludes a landlord, property owner, or property manager from engaging in customary and routine communications with residents of a dwelling or parcel of land occupied as a dwelling. “Customary and routine” means communication practices that were in place prior to the issuance of Proclamation 20-19 on March 18, 2020, but only to the extent that those communications reasonably notify a resident of upcoming rent that is due; provide notice of community events, news, or updates; document a lease violation without threatening eviction; or are otherwise consistent with this order. It is permissible for landlords, property owners and property managers to provide information to residents regarding financial resources, and to provide residents with information on how to engage with them in discussions regarding reasonable repayment plans as described in this order. 
  • Governor says he will continue to work with stakeholders over the next 30 days to consider additional amendments to the moratorium to ensure that the moratorium’s protections for non-payment of rent apply narrowly to those impacted by the COVID-19. 
  • For Manufactured Housing Communities under RCW 59.20 landlords are allowed to send advance notices of future rent increases, as long as the notice clearly provides that the rent increase will not go into effect until after the moratorium expires. 

    Previous orders: Governor's Moratorium on Evictions | Modified Order | Updated Order October 14, 2020 Extension

    Housing Stability/Financial Resources for Renters

    Assistance may not be continuously available during COVID.

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    State Resources

    Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    Providing funds from a federal block grant program to help low-income Washington state households maintain affordable, dependable utility services and avoid shutoff during the winter. LIHEAP makes energy assistance available to citizens of Washington through a network of community action agencies and local municipalities. These organizations perform program eligibility determinations and award LIHEAP grants to eligible households. Each agency has their own procedures that will need to be followed in order to receive LIHEAP services.

    HUD Exchange
    Resource and assistance to support HUD's community partners

    Washington 211

    211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services: shelter and housing options and utilities assistance, services for veterans, reentry help for ex-offenders, a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse, and more. Contact 211 >

    Washington State Unemployment Insurance
    Unemployment is available to employees whose employer has been closed by a public health official, the employer has closed due to a slow down or lack of demand, or the
    employer reduces hours of employees due to a lack of demand or because of a slowdown.
    It is also available if the employee has contracted a mild case of COVID-19 or if the
    employee was potentially exposed and is quarantined.

    Washington State Paid Sick Leave
    Paid sick leave is available when the employee has become sick from COVID-19, was exposed to COVID-19 and has become quarantined, the employee is caring for a sick family member, schools are closed by a public official and the employee has no childcare. Paid sick leave is also available when the employer is shut down because of quarantine by a public official. Health care workers and first responders in quarantine are also eligible for paid sick leave.

    Washington State Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    FMLA is available when the employee is severely sick because of the COVID-19 virus and when the employee is caring for a family member experiencing the COVID-19 virus.

    Washington Tenancy Preservation Program
    Available to landlords in reimbursement after an eviction judgment is entered by a court in an unlawful detainer proceeding, subject to the tenant’s reinstatement of the tenancy.

    Rental Assistance Programs

    Christ the King Catholic Church  |  (509) 946-1675  |  1111 Stevens Dr, Richland 99354
    The center offers assistance programs and limited financial aid. This includes money for utilities, prescription medications, rent/housing, clothing, food/household goods, gasoline, and furniture.

    Salvation Army  |  1 (800) SAL-ARMY (509) 547-2138  |  303 W Clark St, Pasco 99352
    May help with utility bills.

    St Vincent de Paul of Richland Washington  |  (509) 783-7020
    731 N Columbia Center Blvd, Ste 114, Kennewick 99336
    The center offers assistance programs and limited financial aid. This includes money for utilities, prescription medications, rent/housing, clothing, food/household goods, gasoline, and furniture.

    Tri-Cities Food Bank  |  (509) 943-2795  |  321 Wellsian Way, Richland 99352
    At each visit to a distribution center, an individual or family is provided with up to a week’s supply of free food and groceries. Individuals and families may receive a variety of free groceries and other aid, including canned goods, meat, eggs, margarine or butter, beans, rice, flour, miscellaneous donated foods and supplies, and pasta products.

    United Way (Serves Benton + Franklin counties)  |  bfcac.org  |  unitedway-bfco.com

    Energy Assistance Programs

    If you’re struggling to pay utility bills, contact your provider immediately. Many providers offer emergency assistance programs.

    Christ the King Catholic Church  |  (509) 946-1675  |  1111 Stevens Dr, Richland 99354
    The center offers assistance programs and limited financial aid. This includes money for
    utilities, prescription medications, rent/housing, clothing, food/household goods, gasoline, and furniture.

    Salvation Army  |  1 (800) SAL-ARMY (509) 547-2138  |  303 W Clark St, Pasco 99352
    May help with utility bills.

    Rental Assistance Programs

    Clark County Community Action Program  |  (360) 397-2130
    Program provides financial assistance to stop evictions, and prevent homelessness.

    Clark County Community Services Department  |  (360) 695-9677
    Provides financial resources to prevent evictions, stop foreclosures, keep the power on and address home improvements.

    Clark County Veterans Assistance Program  |  (360) 397-8478
    Provides assistance to veterans, widowed spouses or dependents of veterans. Programs may be offered for rent assistance; energy bills; free food; transportation; meals; prescription drug expenses; clothing; car repair; dental; medical expenses; and burial costs.

    Inter-Faith Treasure House  |  (360) 834-4181
    Provides rent assistance, help with paying utility, PUD, heating and water bills. Food boxes. Baby Clothing. All services are dependent on funding availability.

    St. Vincent De Paul of Vancouver  |  (360) 694-5388
    Provides a host of programs, including direct financial assistance, primarily for food and clothing, including limited rent, housing and utility bill assistance to families with children.

    Rental Assistance Programs

    Bellevue LifeSpring  |  help@bellevuelifespring.org
    Bellevue LifeSpring fosters stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that provide food, clothing, education and emergency assistance.

    Byrd Barr Place  |  (206) 812-4940  |  722 18th Ave, Seattle
    Byrd Barr Place is committed to preventing homelessness in Seattle. They can help avoid eviction with temporary rental assistance or connect you to housing resources.

    Catholic Community Services  |  (206) 328-5724
    Offers King County residents emergency assistance. At most once per year, the non-profit provides move-in cost assistance, eviction prevention, emergency rent help and limited motel and shelter vouchers.

    El Centro De La Raza  |  (206) 957-0786
    Provides assistance for various types of housing emergencies.

    Home Base
    Home Base provides emergency rental assistance so people don’t fall behind and end up with a mountain of debt to repay after the COVID-19 crisis passes.

    Housing Connector
    The bridge that connects private property owners / managers in King County to those most in need of housing.

    Jewish Family Services | (206) 861-8796 | 1601 16th Ave, Seattle
    JFS provides services to people of all backgrounds as well as Jewish individuals and families. Financial assistance may be available for emergencies like eviction prevention, move-in costs such as first/last months’ rent and security deposits, medical expenses, past due utility bills, transportation, or school clothes.

    Kent Youth and Family Services  |  (253) 859-0300 x302
    We provide long-term case management with the goal of helping our clients create long-term stability. Kent Youth and Family Services does not help with rent, but can help financially to prevent imminent homelessness.

    Multi-Service Center  |  (253) 893-0024 (1st/3rd Tues of month, 9am- Noon)

    Neighborhood House  |  (206) 825-2581  |  homelessnessprevention@nhwa.org
    Homelessness Prevention hotline is available to assist residents living within the city limits of Seattle and have a past due notice, bill or ledger for rent. Our hotline is open on Mondays between 8am and 6pm.

    Queen Anne Helpline  |  (206) 282-1540
    Queen Anne Helpline prevents homelessness and stabilizes the lives of neighbors in need through financial and supportive services.

    Solid Ground  |  (206) 694-6767
    Free eviction counseling, and basically free advice for those who receive eviction notices. Also get advice and support including information on tenants’ rights and responsibilities. No rental and utilities assistance. Open Monday and Thursday until 1pm.

    Saint Vincent de Paul Financial Assistance  |  (206) 767-6449  |  5950 4th Ave S, Seattle
    The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is one of the largest charity organizations in the country. They are committed to providing social services, resources and financial assistance across the United States. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul parish near you is a non-profit that offers a unique style of personal assistance with food, clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, utilities, and transportation to people facing economic or emotional crises. People of all backgrounds and religion can get assistance.

    Salvation Army  |  (206) 447-9944  |  811 Maynard Ave S, Seattle
    Resources can help with housing needs, with a focus on preventing homelessness in the King County area. Some of the services can include eviction prevention, move-in and security deposit assistance, limited rent help, and utility bill assistances. Counseling services are provided at the same time. Any type of assistance paid out is by appointment only and may require an interview process.

    University Churches Emergency Fund  |  (206) 524-7885  |  4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle
    Can offer emergency assistance up to once per year. Income limitations are in place. Call the program to get emergency financial assistance and referrals to non-profits.

    Wellspring Family Services Housing Services  |  (206) 902-4271  |  1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
    Offers programs including eviction prevention and rental assistance. Among other housing programs and services, the agency provides limited financial assistance and cash grants
    for low-income (50% or less of HUD income guidelines) and working poor individuals and families. In addition, speak to a counselor about housing stability services, advocacy, and eviction prevention programs.

    West Seattle Helpline  |  (206) 932-4357
    Provides limited emergency rent assistance to prevent eviction from homes and apartments.

    YWCA Assistance Programs  |  (206) 461-4851
    Hundreds of non-profit and charities are part of the YWCA or they work closely with the organization. The agency provides several services to women, their children, and families. Every year millions of people turn to the non-profit for help with childcare, economic empowerment, employment, and assistance for domestic violence. The YWCA also supports veterans and their families.

    Utilities / Energy Assistance Programs

    All Seattle Kids Home  |  (206) 488-2692
    Multi-lingual service focuses on families in imminent risk of homelessness. They can provide critical resources to help families remain in safe housing or find new housing.

    Byrd Barr Place  |  (206) 812-4940  |  722 18th Ave, Seattle
    Byrd Barr Place is committed to preventing homelessness in Seattle. They can help avoid eviction with temporary rental assistance or connect you to housing resources.

    Catholic Community Services  |  (206) 328-5724
    Offers King County residents emergency assistance. At most once per year, the non-profit provides move-in cost assistance, eviction prevention, emergency rent help and limited motel and shelter vouchers.

    El Centro De La Raza  |  (206) 329-0786
    Provides assistance for various types of housing emergencies.

    Jewish Family Services | (206) 861-8796 | 1601 16th Ave, Seattle
    JFS provides services to people of all backgrounds as well as Jewish individuals and families. Financial assistance may be available for emergencies like eviction prevention, move-in costs such as first/last months’ rent and security deposits, medical expenses, past due utility bills, transportation, or school clothes.

    Kent Youth and Family Services  |  (253) 859-0300 x302

    Multi-Service Center  |  (253) 893-0024 (1st/3rd Tues of month, 9am- Noon)

    Neighborhood House  |  (206) 825-2581  |  homelessnessprevention@nhwa.org

    Queen Anne Helpline  |  (206) 282-1540
    Queen Anne Helpline prevents homelessness and stabilizes the lives of neighbors in need through financial and supportive services.

    Solid Ground  |  (206) 694-6767
    Some limited one-time rental assistance is offered. However more extensive is free eviction counseling, and basically free advice for those who receive eviction notices. Also get advice and support including information on tenants’ rights and responsibilities.

    Saint Vincent de Paul Financial Assistance  |  (206) 767-6449  |  5950 4th Ave S, Seattle
    The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is one of the largest charity organizations in the country. They are committed to providing social services, resources and financial assistance across the United States. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul parish near you is a non-profit that offers a unique style of personal assistance with food, clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, utilities, and transportation to people facing economic or emotional crises. People of all backgrounds and religion can get assistance.

    Salvation Army  |  (206) 447-9944  |  811 Maynard Ave S, Seattle
    Resources can help with housing needs, with a focus on preventing homelessness in the King County area. Some of the services can include eviction prevention, move-in and security deposit assistance, limited rent help, and utility bill assistances. Counseling services are provided at the same time. Any type of assistance paid out is by appointment only and may require an interview process.

    University Churches Emergency Fund  |  (206) 524-7885  |  4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle
    Can offer emergency assistance up to once per year. Income limitations are in place. Call the program to get emergency financial assistance and referrals to non-profits.

    Wellspring Family Services Housing Services  |  (206) 902-4271  |  1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
    Offers programs including eviction prevention and rental assistance. Among other housing programs and services, the agency provides limited financial assistance and cash grants
    for low-income (50% or less of HUD income guidelines) and working poor individuals and families. In addition, speak to a counselor about housing stability services, advocacy, and eviction prevention programs.

    West Seattle Helpline  |  (206) 932-4357 
    Provides limited emergency rent assistance to prevent eviction from homes and apartments.

    YWCA Assistance Programs  |  (206) 461-4851
    Hundreds of non-profit and charities are part of the YWCA or they work closely with the
    organization. The agency provides several services to women, their children, and families. Every year millions of people turn to the non-profit for help with childcare, economic empowerment, employment, and assistance for domestic violence. The YWCA also supports veterans and their families.

    Conflict Resolution

    Bellevue Conflict Resolution Center  |  (425) 452-4091  |  bcrc@bellevuewa.gov
    Provides phone coaching and conciliation, online mediation to help folks find win-win resolutions to issues such as rent payments, hygienic safety for moving in and out, the need to stay home for safety or recovery, and any other issue they may have.

    Bremerton Housing Authority  |  COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program  |  (360) 616-7140
    svancleve@bremertonhousing.org
    Eligible Bremerton residents will have the opportunity to have a portion of their rent paid as a result of their reduced income or job losses due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Rental Assistance Programs

    Catholic Community Services  |  (206) 328-5724
    Offers Pierce County residents emergency assistance. At most once per year, the non-profit provides move-in cost assistance, eviction prevention, emergency rent help, and limited motel and shelter vouchers.

    Exodus Housing  |  (253) 862-6808
    Households receive monthly rental assistance if needed. The Household pays a percentage of their income towards the rent, which is paid directly to the landlord and Exodus Housing subsidizes the rest. The goal is for the client portion to increase and Exodus Housing’s portion to decrease throughout their time in the program. This continues until the household is ready to exit and pay the full rent on their own.

    Helping Hand House  |  (253) 848-6096
    Helping Hand House provides assistance through multiple housing programs, serving homeless families who need varying degrees of assistance based on their current situation.

    Pierce County Human Services
    Housing assistance is available for eligible Pierce County residents. Pierce County, through the Federal CARES Act, is making funds available to assist affordable rental housing projects experiencing financial loss due to the COVID19 pandemic. Eligible, Non-Profit & For-Profit owners/operators of deed restricted affordable units located in Pierce County, who suffered a COVID-19 related loss of income &/or COVID-19 related expenses, not budgeted for in 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Share and Care House  |  Puyallup (253) 841-8886  |  Tacoma (253) 564-4194
    Share & Care House is currently a provider of Supportive Housing Community Support Services; or ongoing services and supports to help eligible individuals obtain and maintain housing.

    St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma-Pierce County  |  (253) 474-0519
    assistance@svdptacoma.org  |  4009 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

    Utilities / Energy Assistance Programs

    If you’re struggling to pay utility bills, contact your provider immediately. Many providers offer emergency assistance programs.

    Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
    The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants. Payments are based on eligible household’s fuel usage for the past 12 months and income.

    Metropolitan Development Council  |  (253) 383-3921  |  721 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma
    The Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time per program-year grant to assist eligible low-income households with heating costs. To apply, you must live within the city of Tacoma and meet the income guidelines. Payment is made directly to the heating vendor and the amount paid will be based on your last 12 months’ heating costs. Call the appointment line at (253) 572-5557 for an appointment Monday throught Friday 9am to 2pm.

    Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU)  |  (253) 502-8600
    We offer several options for payment assistance and will work with you to develop payment arrangements. We’ve extended our due date from 15 days to 12 weeks and can waive late fees. TPU customers who are having trouble paying their bills should contact Customer Service at (253) 502-8600 or (800) 752-6745 and ask about extended payment plans. The department is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm.

    Washington State Department of Commerce

    Unlimited Network  |  (253) 460-3134  |  2610 Sunset Dr W, University Place
    Utility Assistance for anyone who resides in the 98466 & 98467. Services are not based or limited on income.

    Food Assistance Programs

    Workforce Central

    • Free breakfast and lunch locations for students affected by Tacoma Public Schools
      closures
    • Food and supplies delivery for those who are sick, quarantined, immunocompromised
      or elderly
    • Food pantry locations in Pierce County provided by the Emergency Food Network
    Rental Assistance Programs

    ARC of Snohomish County  |  (425) 258-2459
    2500 Hewitt Ave, Suite 300, Everett 98201
    Clients need to have a developmental disability. Children and adults may get emergency rental assistance.

    Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County  |  (425) 252-2873
    Offers a wide range of programs and services, all of which are free of charge. For information or help on housing programs or any of our programs and services, please contact our 24-hour support hotline at (425) 252-2873 (425) 25-ABUSE. DVS programs and services are available to men, women and children. There are a number of different housing programs available, but you must first call the 24-hour support hotline to see if you qualify.

    DSHS Rental Assistance and the HEN program  |  Dial 211
    This service can provide help for rent as well as utilities and address affordable housing issues in Snohomish County.

    • DSHS Everett Community Service Office  |  (425) 259-3191
      840 N Broadway, Ste 200, Everett 98201
      Offers financial assistance, including rent and housing support. Includes TANF/WorkFirst, Diversion Cash Assistance and other low-income housing aid.

    Everett Housing Authority  |  (425) 258-9222  |  3107 Colby Ave in Everett 98206
    Offers rental subsidies for hundreds of families and manages housing for the low income and working poor. Section 8 is available when the waiting list is not in place.

    Family Center of South Snohomish County  |  (425) 670-8984
    They will only provide help as part of the Kinship Program. So, if a relative is raising another family member, then financial aid or no interest loans may be offered for rent, energy bills,
    or housing costs.

    Holy Cross Catholic Church  |  (360) 691-2273 | 6915 SR 92, Granite Falls 98252
    A very limited amount of financial support can be provided to Granite Falls and Lake Stevens Washington residents for expenses such as rent. It is an Emergency Needs Program.

    Housing Authority of Snohomish County  |  (425) 290-8499
    12625 4th Ave W, #200, Everett 98204
    Provides permanent supportive housing as part of Shelter Plus Care Program (for the disabled). They also have information on shelters and subsidized rent assistance programs in Everett and the county.

    Pathways for Women - YWCA  |  (425) 774-9843  |  6027 208th St SW, Lynnwood 98036
    From time to time may have limited funds to offer rental assistance when funding is available to prevent families from becoming homeless.

    Saint Vincent De Paul - Snohomish Co. Council  |  (425) 355-3505
    6424 Broadway Ave, Everett 98213
    Can help meet critical needs. Offers furniture (including delivery), assistance for paying rent or utilities, or even medications. In some cases, this charity will issue a loan as a form of
    rental help. Or find more details on Snohomish County St. Vincent rent programs.

    Salvation Army Everett Corps  |  (425) 259-8129  |  2525 Rucker, Everett 98201

    Snohomish County HUD
    Grants for homeless prevention are distributed to local non-profits. The money is provided for rent, utilities, and security deposits. HPRP also provide emergency money for rehousing into low income apartments, and there may be rental deposits or free motel vouchers provided. More on Snohomish County eviction and rehousing help.

    Snohomish County Rent Assistance  |  General intake (425) 388-7200
    If you have a 3 day pay notice to be evicted, then emergency rental assistance may be offered. The program may run out of funds on occasion. They also have information on shelters and transitional housing units

    Sound Families
    Runs a rental and voucher program. Working with YWCA of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services (888) 240-8572), Housing Hope (425) 347-6556), and Volunteers of America. Programs for security deposits, self-sufficiency, and guidance.

    Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center  |  (360) 629-5257
    9620 271st St NW, Stanwood 98292
    Runs a service known as Basic Subsistence - Emergency Financial Aid. The agency can offer limited financial assistance for essential services or basic needs, such as rent and housing, for persons residing within the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District.

    Take the Next Step  |  For info. on rent & housing (360) 794-1022  |  202 S Sams St, Monroe 98272
    They only provide information and referrals. Receive details on local rental assistance programs, low income housing, grants, addiction services, and more. All callers need to live in Monroe, or the Sky Valley area. Programs are suspended at this time.

    Utilities / Energy Assistance Programs

    If you’re struggling to pay utility bills, contact your provider immediately. Many providers offer emergency assistance programs.

    Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County  |  (425) 259-2827
    The agency helps mostly women, refugees and children fleeing, or that are surviving, violence. They offer free transportation to transitional housing or shelters as well as rent or mortgage help. Funds may help pay security or utility deposits as well on a safe home.

    DSHS Rental Assistance and the HEN program  |  Dial 211
    This service can provide help for rent as well as utilities and address affordable housing issues in Snohomish County.

    Saint Vincent De Paul - Snohomish Co. Council  |  (425) 355-3505
    6424 Broadway Ave, Everett 98213
    Can help meet critical needs. Offers furniture (including delivery), assistance for paying rent or utilities, or even medications. In some cases, this charity will issue a loan as a form of rental help. Or find more details on Snohomish County St. Vincent rent programs.

    Snohomish County HUD
    Grants for homeless prevention are distributed to local non-profits. The money is provided for rent, utilities, and security deposits. HPRP also provide emergency money for rehousing into low income apartments, and there may be rental deposits or free motel vouchers provided. More on Snohomish County eviction and rehousing help.

    Snohomish County Public Utilities District (PUD)  |  (425) 783-1000
    The PUD wants to help each customer with his/her individual needs. Any customer in need can call PUD Customer Service at (425) 783-1000 and representatives can help make payment arrangements. The PUD will not disconnect customers for late payment at this time but advises customers to continue regular payments to avoid falling behind. The PUD offers discount programs for income-qualified customers. These programs include provisions to help in situations of sudden job loss.

    Washington State Department of Commerce

    Rental Assistance Programs

    Bellingham and Whatcom County Love  |  (360) 671-6201  |  1998 Midway Ln, Bellingham, WA 98226
    Limited financial resources include prescription co-pays, back to work needs (such as work boots) and transportation funding for those who are homeless and moving into housing.

    Opportunity Council  |  (360) 734-5121
    Provides programs and offer services that are key to increased self-sufficiency and creating positive change for the unemployed, low and fixed income people. Services offered by the agency include housing, rent assistance, food, shelter, prescriptions, childcare, head start, information and referral to other federal government and Washington programs. Resources are limited.

    Sacred Heart Church  |  (360) 734-2850  |  1110 14th St, Bellingham 98225
    can provide emergency food or one time financial aid for security deposits, rent, or energy bills. There may also be clothing or gas vouchers for work reasons.

    St Paul’s Episcopal Church Alms Ministry  I  (360) 733-2890  |  2117 Walnut St, Bellingham 98225
    Hours: Tuesday 9-10am, room #113. Emergency financial assistance for transportation, food, utilities, and other emergency needs. No motel or rental assistance.

    Whatcom Salvation Army  |  (360) 733-1410
    Provides assistance to individuals facing a one-time crisis but have historically been stable. Examples of who the Salvation Army tends to help will be residents faced with a serious
    illness, accident, short term reduction in hours, medical condition at work, or violence.
    In general, any help for expenses such as rent or energy bills is for individuals that were
    self-sufficient before the crisis.

    Forms, Laws + Summaries

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