Homeless Prevention Services / Rent Assistance

Eligibility

Qualified households who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless may be eligible for rental assistance and/or assistance with move-in related costs depending on needs, income, and the availability of funds.

For more information on the emergency shelter and possible rental assistance funding for Wahkiakum County residents, please follow the links listed below. 

Emergency Shelter

Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG)

Wahkiakum County Fair Market Rent and Income Limits Chart

Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP) - CLOSED AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP 2.0) - OPEN AS OF OCTOBER 19, 2021

For ERAP 2.0 forms, please follow the link. ERAP 2.0 forms

Resources

  • If you have received an eviction notice for any reason, call Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid at 360-425-2579 or email to cwlegalaidhousingjustice@gmail.com or cwlap@live.com
  • If you have received a court summons regarding your eviction notice, contact Eviction Defense Screening line at 855-657-8387, active July 1 and run by Northwest Justice Project
  • Tenants Union of Washington State hotline: 206-723-0500 or 509-319-0009
  • www.washingtonlawhelp.org

Inslee updates eviction moratorium bridge proclamation

Gov. Jay Inslee today updated the eviction moratorium bridge proclamation. The update was announced at a press conference on Thursday of this week. 

The eviction bridge transition is extended through 11:59 PM on October 31, 2021, to allow more time for local jurisdictions to distribute rental assistance funding.

Read the full proclamation here.