The Eviction Rent Assistance Program 2.0 (ERAP) Grant is part of Washington State's response to the COVID-19 disaster. ERAP 2.0 is intended to prevent evictions that would contribute to the spread of the virus by paying past due, current due and future rent, targeting limited resources to those with the greatest needs while working to distribute funds equitably.
ERAP 2.0 program goals are as follows:
Promote equity in who is served, with a focus on groups of people who historically have not been provided equitable access to rent assistance and those who have disproportionately been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Eligibility and Prioritization
The purpose of eligibility screening criteria is to target those most likely to become homeless without this assistance.
Households must meet two of the initial screening criteria:
Income at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).
Have a missed/past due rent payment not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020 and still occupying the residence.