City Council has implemented a Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant Program to assist residents financially impacted by COVID-19. The program is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Grant.
Eligible residents may apply for a one-time, not to exceed $500 non-refundable credit, either applied directly to the resident’s utility account or, if City utility costs are included in the resident’s rent payment, sent to their landlord. Rent relief grants are only offered to residents that don’t receive any other type of housing assistance. The Council has approved $100,000 for this program. Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available but no later than September 30, 2020. Only one application per residential address will be accepted.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Currently Unemployed-Proof required from WA State Employment Security Department
Meet the following thresholds of low-income as defined by the Seattle-Bellevue, WA HUD Metro FMR Area as published by Housing and Urban Development as of April 2020:
Number in Household
$3,483 / $41,800
$3,983 / $47,800
$4,479 / $53,750
$4,975 / $59,700
A 2019 tax return will be required for verification of income. If household is more than 4 contact the City for limits.
To apply visit: https://www.snohomishwa.gov/713/COVID-19-Utility-Assistance