City Council has extended the deadline to November 13, 2020 to apply for a Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant 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 City water and sewer 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 support such as low-income housing or vouchers for housing support. Snohomish County PUD accounts are not eligible for this grant. Residents approved for low-income senior rates for water and sewer are not eligible for a grant. The Council has approved $100,000 for this program. Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available but no later than November 13,2020. Only one application per residential address will be accepted.