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Mother putting a facemask on her childKing County is starting the next round of the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP). The program helps people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 at risk of housing instability or homelessness.

 What We're Doing

With $165 million in funding from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), this program will help King County residents by:

  • Paying past, current, and future rent
  • Paying past, current, and future utilities
  • Targeting resources to people in need

King County will launch the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP) program in April 2021.

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  EPRAP Data

DCHS is committed to ensuring community access to vital information about EPRAP. Accountability and transparency are important to us.

Visit the EPRAP Data page to see our dashboards.


Additional Resources

New resources coming soon!

 We Are Seeking Public Comment on EPRAP

King County makes sure the community has an opportunity to provide feedback about EPRAP. We will receive public comment from April 2, 2021—April 7, 2021.

After that, we will create a summary document and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by April 28, 2021.

Please offer feedback through the EPRAP Comments and Feedback form.

 I Want to Give Feedback

 Stay Informed

If you are would like to receive information on the program, please submit an interest form.

 I'm Interested in EPRAP


 How EPRAP Works

Program Design:

King County received $165 million for rental assistance through the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). This funding has strict requirements and guidelines that King County and all partners must follow.

To make sure resources get quickly and efficiently to those at the highest risk of eviction, we will deploy three programs to serve the community:

  • Community-Based HUBS
  • Large and Small Landlord Support
  • Tenant Pool

Community-Based HUBS

King County will solicit interest from local community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide a “hub and spoke” model for direct help to tenants behind in rent. CBOs interested in serving as a HUB will give community support in these ways:

  • The lead (HUB) agency serving a specific demographic area or population will provide rental assistance to their community both through the HUB agency and (at minimum) three additional (spoke) agencies.
  • The HUB agency will promote their rental assistance guidelines and ways to access assistance to the community.

Large and Small Landlord Support

King County will solicit interest from large and small landlords who have tenants behind in rent. Landlords will work with CBO’s to ensure tenants apply for rental assistance.

Landlords interested in having rent paid for tenants will:

Large Landlords:
  • Complete an interest form identifying the property address
  • List the number of tenants needing rental assistance
  • Agree to the Terms of EPRAP for Large and Small Landlords
Small Landlords
  • Complete an interest form identifying their property address
  • List the number of months the tenant is behind in rent
  • List the monthly rental amount, including utilities
  • Agree to the Terms of EPRAP for Large and Small Landlords

Tenant Pool

King County will solicit interest from tenants who are currently behind in rent.

Tenants will submit their interest into King County’s “portal” system after answering questions that ensure they are eligible for EPRAP.

  • Tenants processed through the Large Landlord Support program will receive notifications about their property status and will not have to apply directly to the Tenant Pool
  • King County will select tenants from the pool weekly to receive rental assistance
  • CBOs will guide tenants through the “portal” to apply for assistance and submit required documentation.

CBO Outreach and Application Support

King County will solicit interest from local community-based organizations to provide direct assistance to tenants and landlords in the following ways:

  • Engage in community outreach to ensure households know about the Tenant Pool
  • Help tenants and landlords with the application or document process through:
    • Language Support
    • Technology Support
    • Disability Support
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 Data about the EPRAP

The program offers rent assistance and eviction prevention through three funds: a lottery for individual tenants, a lottery for small landlords, and bulk payments to large residential landlord properties and manufactured home parks.

View our data dashboard

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Fax: 206-296-5260