COVID Rent and Utility Assistance Program
Grays Harbor County Public Health Department is a recipient of Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) funds, paid for with CARES Act dollars through the Washington State Department of Commerce. The ERAP program aims to prevent evictions during the current economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, by paying up to three months of past due, current, or future rental costs for eligible recipients.
We are pleased to let you know that, in partnership with Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP), the application process is now open to all Grays Harbor County citizens. They can reach program staff by phone or via CCAPs website at www.coastalcap.org and Spanish language assistance is available.
The ERAP eligibility requirements are straightforward: applicants must be behind in their rent payments since March 1, 2020, and household income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income over the past 60 days.
This funding is limited and will be targeted toward those who are most at risk of becoming homeless should they face eviction. In addition, equity is a primary goal, focusing on those people who have not had equal access to rent assistance in the past.Below are some of the programs available.
Washington State Department of Commerce
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV)
Grays Harbor County has received funding through the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus 1 (CDBG CV1) to provide a variety of types of assistance in the community for low and moderate income residents impacted by COVID-19. The County has two open funding opportunities for eligible agencies to submit proposals and documentation of experience and capacity to apply these funds.
Call CCAP at 360-533-5100 and ask for the Daily Care Coordinator
T-RAP (Treasury Tent Assistance Program) - TO BE DETERMINED
Coastal Community Action Program
Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) Funds for Grays Harbor Residents
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced incomes for many Washingtonians, leaving them unable to pay their rent. The Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) is funded with federal CARES Act dollars and is intended to prevent evictions by paying past due, current and future rent payments for those in our community who are most at risk. The ERAP is targeting limited resources to those with the greatest need and working to distribute the funds equitably.
Call CCAP at 360-986-0079, 360-986-0053 or apply online at https://www.erap-help.com/CCAP
LiHeap (Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program
LIHEAP is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program from the US Federal Government to help families with energy costs. This help is provided by local agencies who distribute funds according to need and federal guidelines.
Call CCAP at 360-533-5100