Coastal Community Action Program offers Rental and Utility Assistance
The City of Ocean Shores has partnered with CCAP to use $50,000 of it's ARPA funding for COVID-19 Utility Assistance.
Grays Harbor County Public Health Department has received funding for the Treasury Rental Assistance Program (TRAP) funds, paid for with CARES Act dollars through the Washington State Department of Commerce. The TRAP program aims to prevent evictions during the current economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, by paying past due, current, or future rental costs for eligible recipients.
The eligibility requirements are straightforward: applicants must be behind in their rent payments since March 1, 2020, and household income must be at or below 80% 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.
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Appointments for the LIHEAP program for clients at imminent risk of utility shutoff will open Monday, October 4th.
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A reminder these programs may be able to assist with rental and utility assistance which is timely given the end of the utility shutoff moratorium that goes into effect today and the eviction moratorium bridge which is quickly approaching at the end of October.
This assistance is needed and will be helpful to many clients, landlords, and/or utility providers however resources are limited and the application process can take time.
Information about these programs and other assistance programs will be posted on CCAP’s website www.coastalcap.org as it is available and evolves.