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Rental Assistance

In partnership with the City of Spokane and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we are excited to have the opportunity to assist you with rental payments if COVID-19 has left you with financial hardships.

If you or a family member living within the City of Spokane limits and are unable to be pay rent between March 2020 - December 2020, our Housing Specialists can provide direct payments to the property's landlord, regardless of the urgent need for retro, current, or future payment.

Please give us a call at 509.867.8188 and refer to the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program.

The Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program requires all applicants to meet the following criteria:

  • Employment and/or income lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Housing within the City of Spokane limits
  • Unpaid rent from March-present day, or unable to pay rent up until December 2020
  • Annual income that has not exceeded 60% of the Spokane Area Median Income

Funding per individual or family is limited, and the Housing Specialists at the Spokane Resource Center may prioritize access after completing an assessment of the need for support and reviewing additional eligibility requirements.

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Housing Counseling

Diversion Services, provided by Catholic Charities and SNAP

  • Diversion provides case management services to quickly resolve or prevent homelessness.
  • These services include housing search, job search assistance, and landlord/tenant mediation. 

Homeless Families Coordinated Assessment (HFCA)

  • An assessment offered by Catholic Charities that determines eligibility for rapid rehousing, emergency shelter placement and transitional housing.
  • The intention of this assessment is to place people in housing, although this is not guaranteed.
  • Priority is given to families based on homeless status, income, and level of need.

Housing for Individuals with Criminal Records

  • We have multiple agencies on-site knowledgeable about the housing options available to people with criminal histories in Spokane.
  • We can assist with the housing search and provide mediation with potential landlords. 

Low-Income Housing

We provide resources and information on low-income housing. Representatives from the Spokane Housing Authority can assist you to apply for property-based waitlists and can check the status of or make changes to a case. 


Responsible Renters

  • The goal of this program is to help participants address their barriers to getting and keeping permanent housing.
  • At the end of the series, participants will receive a certificate showing their completion of the program. 

First Time Home Buyers

  • Learn about the home-buying process.
  • Participants will receive a certificate allowing them to participate in the WSHFC down payment assistance programs. 

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