Fighting to Eliminate Poverty
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Coastal Community Action Program works with low income individuals and families to remove the barriers that prevent them from achieving economic stability in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.
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.
Grays Harbor County’s rent assistance program is currently operational per Proclamation 21-09.
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.
Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of households being behind on rent. In response to this need, federal, state and local policy makers have appropriated a rent assistance program to pay back rent, utilities, and some future rent to help people stay housed.
Here in Grays Harbor County $5,463,501 has been allocated to this effort to prevent evictions. Since August 2020, 515 households have been provided $1,150,877.82 in assistance through this effort.
The Treasury Rent Assistance Program will be available Wednesday, August 4th and will be implemented by Coastal Community Action Program.
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