Tenant registration

ATTENTION!

The King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) will stop accepting new tenant applications as of February 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Existing applicants can continue to log into the tenant portal.

What You Will Need To Do, As A Tenant

  • Provide basic information (first name, last name, date of birth) about all household members
  • Provide documentation of income for all adults (18+) in the household (examples of income are tax documents or pay stubs). If you have no income or are unable to provide supporting documentation at this time, you will have the opportunity to explain this later on in the registration process. Documents submitted in response to this request shall be considered part of the application under the Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program, and, as such, are subject to public disclosure laws.
  • Confirm financial hardship due to COVID-19 and housing instability
  • Read and agree to the Tenant Release of Information for EPRAP - shown below
  • Confirm missed/past due rent payment not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020 and still occupying the residence.

What Your Landlord Will Need To Do

  • Provide a copy of their W-9
  • Provide a copy of the lease and ledger
  • Provide banking or mailing information for payment
  • Agree to the program's Terms & Conditions
  • Provide documentation of missed/past due rent payment not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020 and still occupying the residence.

Tenant Selection Pool

Each week, we will randomly select registered tenants to participate in the program. The number selected will vary based on service providers’ capacity. Weekly selections will continue until all EPRAP funds are disbursed.

King County is also operating the City of Seattle’s tenant selection pool. Until the City’s funds are disbursed, Seattle residents will have two chances to be selected each week; first in the Seattle selection process, and secondly in the wider King County selection process.

Once you register, you can sign back into this website at any time to check your status. If you are selected, one of our contracted community-based organizations will send you information about next steps via text and/or email message in your preferred language.


Household Eligibility

An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household where at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:

  • The residence is located within the King County geographical area.
  • Confirms a lease/regular recurring rent payments.
  • Tenant must confirm that household income is at or below 50% of Area Median Income; households can use 2020 income or current income to prove eligibility.
  • Median family income 50% Income limits* ($) by number of persons in family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    2020 $113,300 $41,800 $47,800 $53,750 $59,700 $64,500 $69,300 $74,050 $78,850
    2021 $115,700 $40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400
    * Seattle - Bellevue, WA HUD Metro FMR Area Median Income Limits
  • Tenant must confirm they are experiencing a financial hardship directly or indirectly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Tenant must confirm they are at risk of experiencing homelessness or currently experiencing housing instability.
  • Landlord must provide documents that show a tenant is still occupying the residence and has missed/past due rent payments not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020.
  • Landlord must agree to payment (T-RAP) and sign EPRAP Terms and Conditions.

Rental assistance provided to an eligible household cannot duplicate any other federally funded rental assistance provided to the household.

*US Citizenship is not a requirement under EPRAP assistance. We will not ask for information about immigration status.


Tenant Release of Information for EPRAP

Acknowledgment

  • I understand that at no point will information about the immigration status of my household members be collected.
  • I understand that participating agencies will be required to use secure data systems. They will be held accountable for keeping my household’s personal information confidential.

Agreement

  1. I agree to allow King County to share my household’s information with local community-based organizations who will help me further process my application for rental assistance.
  2. I agree to allow King County to use my household’s information to help monitor and/or to conduct research about how EPRAP is working. I understand that in these activities my household’s personal information will always be kept confidential.
  3. I understand that King County is operating a tenant selection pool for the City of Seattle. If selected for the Seattle EPRAP program, King County will share my household’s information with the United Way of King County to further process my application for rental assistance. I also understand that if I am a resident of the City of Seattle, that my information may be used as described in Agreement 1 and 2 above by the City of Seattle.
  4. I understand that the funds provided for rental assistance require that there is no duplication of payment. I agree to inform the Agency assigned to assist me with processing my application, if I have been assisted with rent by any other funding source.

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