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Posted on: March 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Spokane County Provides Information on Rent and Utility Assistance Available to Residents

Rent and utility assistance is now available for eligible tenants and landlords, funded with U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance dollars allocated by Spokane County and administered by Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP).  

Recognizing the urgent financial needs of Spokane County renters and a desire to keep as many people housed as possible during this global health crisis, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners moved quickly to identify SNAP, a trusted partner, to provide resources to Spokane County residents who are in need.  

The current programs administered by SNAP will provide over $2M in assistance to all Spokane County residents, including those within the City limits and nearly $8M in assistance to Spokane County residents outside the City of Spokane boundaries. An additional $9M in assistance is anticipated within the coming weeks for Spokane County residents living outside the City of Spokane.

Translation services, eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements and instructions on how to apply can be found by accessing this web page: www.snapwa.org/snap-rental-assistance/.

The staff at SNAP have worked diligently to quickly implement the emergency rental/ utility assistance program to provide financial relief to Spokane County residents who qualify. SNAP has implemented an enhanced outreach and training program to ensure  those communities within Spokane County most impacted by COVID-19 are able to access this assistance.  

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