King County Rent Assistance Program for Garfield Families

King County has established an Eviction Prevention and Risk Assistance Program. GHS teacher, Mr. Rees, is available to help eligible families apply. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

Tenants must meet BOTH of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Income is at or below 50% of the Area Median Income over the past 60 days; and
  2. At least one month of rent is not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020.

In addition, tenants must meet ONE or more of the following requirements:

  1. Rent-burdened: 50% or more of current monthly income is needed to pay rent.
  2. Previously homeless within last five years; includes experiences of couch surfing/doubled up.
  3. Eviction history within last seven years.
  4. Housing disrupted due to household member race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.
  5. At risk of severe illness as per the Centers for Disease Control: 62 years old or older, underlying health condition.
  6. Disability of any household member. Includes a physical, developmental, mental, or emotional impairment, including impairment caused by alcohol or drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, or brain injury. A person with HIV/AIDS is considered disabled.

For more information, contact Mr. Rees at jerees@seattleschools.org or 206-940-9008 or see: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance/tenants.aspx