Utility Bill and Rent Relief Assistance

Application for City Water Utility Support and/or Rent Relief Grant Program for individuals or families living within the City of Snohomish are now being accepted. Total grant request must be no more than $1,000 per grant option (City Water Utility Support and/or Rent Relief Grant Program). Only one City Water Utility Support and/or Rent Relief grant per residential address will be accepted. This program is funded by and allowed under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 

Applicants will need to provide verification of  low/no income and or documentation of past due utility, lease or mortgage statements. Applicants must also describe and provide documentation of economic impact due to COVID-19.

  1. Sue Badgley

    Phone: (360) 913-6005

City Water Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I completed the City Water Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant application form, now what?

Once an applicant completes the City Water Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant application form, staff will contact you through the contact information provided.


I don’t qualify for this program, is there anywhere else I can apply for assistance?

COMMUNITY RESOURCES OFFERING UTILITY ASSISTANCE: 

• Snohomish County Energy Assistance: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/552/Energy-Assistance

• Snohomish County Rental Assistance: https://snohomish-county-coronavirus-response-snoco-gis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/emergency-rental-assistance

• Workforce Snohomish: 425-300-6006

• Lake Stevens Community Resource Center: 425-405-2252

• American Red Cross: 425-252-4103

• Holy Cross Catholic Church: 360-691-2636

• Pathways for Women: 425-774-9843

• Salvation Army: 425-259-8129

• Snohomish PUD – Senior/Disabled Discount Program: 425-783-1000

• St. Vincent DePaul: 425-335-3504

• Puget Sound Energy/Energy Assistance Program: 425-388-3880

• Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission: https://www.utc.wa.gov/CovidHelp

• Washington State Dept. of Commerce: https://www.commerce.wa.gov/utility-assistance/

• Whttps://www.doh.wa.gov/DWCAP


How soon will I receive assistance?

Two to three weeks after your completed application and required documentation is submitted to the City for final review and payment.

Do I need to collect the documentation required from my landlord/financial institution?

Applicants must include landlord and/or financial institution information as part of the application process. The City encourages tenants to notify their landlord that they are actively seeking assistance. If a landlord or financial institution has questions, they can contact City of Snohomish ARPA Recovery Specialist at (360) 913-6005 or email: s.badgley@snohomishwa.gov

I’m not sure I qualify for assistance. Who should I contact?

Contact City of Snohomish ARPA Recovery Specialist at (360) 913-6005 or email: s.badgley@snohomishwa.gov

I need assistance completing the City Water Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant application, who should I contact?

Contact City of Snohomish ARPA Recovery Specialist at (360) 913-6005 or email: s.badgley@snohomishwa.gov

How can I expedite my application?

Submit required documentation with your completed application to ensure the quickest response to your application.

I’m not currently behind on rent, but will be next month, can I sign up now?

No. This program is for residents currently behind on rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments.

My landlord has questions about the program, who should they contact?

Contact City of Snohomish ARPA Recovery Specialist at (360) 913-6005 or email: s.badgley@snohomishwa.gov

As the applicant will I receive the funds or will my landlord and/or financial institution?

The applicant will not receive the funds directly. Funds will be paid directly to the landlord and/or mortgage financial institution.

As the applicant will I receive the funds or will the City Water Utility receive the payment?

The applicant will not receive the funds directly. Funds will be paid directly to the City Water Utility.