Eviction Prevention

Summary of Program

The Skagit County Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible Skagit County renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Landlords and Tenants now have the following options to apply:

By Phone: Phone lines are open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday to schedule appointments to determine eligibility, 360 416-7588. Each week a percentage of appointments will be available in specialist’s schedules for these phone appointments and a percentage are scheduled pulled from our on-line applications. At this point in time, all appointments are being scheduled weekly.

Direct Application Form. If you are unable to call on Monday between 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., please click on one of the links below to provide information electronically. Tenants and Landlords please select one of the options below.

   

Skagit County Portal: Please visit the NEW Skagit County Emergency Rental Assistance Portal at skagitcounty.net/renthelp to submit an eligibility application.

Tenant Eligibility

Tenants must meet both of the following criteria requirements:

  1.  Current Income (average over last 60 days or income from calendar year 2020) at or below 80% of Area Median Income (view chart).
  2. Have a missed/past due rent payment not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020 and still occupying the residence.

Eligibility is based on the following information:

  • Tenant Application
  • Landlord Payment Agreement Form
  • W-9 for payment
  • Tenant Income Documentation

* If applying for Utility assistance, the Eviction Prevention Program may be able to pay for electricity, gas, water & sewer, trash, and internet.

Household Size  80% AMI  50% AMI 
1 $46,100 $28,850
2 $52,650 $32,950
3 $59,250 $37,050
4 $65,800 $41,150
5 $71,100 $44,450
6 $76,350 $47,750
7 $81,600 $51,050
8 $86,900 $54,350

Documentation Needed

The following documents may be used to verify the above eligibility:

Proof of income, which can include paystubs, W-2’s or other wage statements, 2020 tax filings, or bank statements demonstrating regular income. If you have no income you can complete a certification of no income in the application.

Proof of past due utility bills, which can include electricity, gas, water and sewer, trash removal and energy costs, such as fuel oil or wood for heating. Internet is considered a utility for the purposes of this program.

Questions / Preguntas

For questions, please call Community Action at (360) 416-7588 or email EPAssistance@communityactionskagit.org.

Para preguntas, por favor llame a Community Action a (360) 416-7588 or mándemos un correo electrónico a EPAssistance@communityactionskagit.org.

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