Housing Assistance

We help renters facing eviction and offer resources for those needing temporary, transitional or permanent affordable housing.


There are currently no in-person appointments while our offices on 18th Ave are closed for renovations. For housing assistance, please apply online or call us at 206-812-4940 to request a mail-in application. You can also talk with a staff person at our new temporary food bank during our hours: Tue. 11 am – 4 pm, Wed. 12 – 4 pm, or Thu. 10 am – 2 pm.

Need help paying your rent?

If you receive a LIHEAP Energy Assistance grant from us, you may also be eligible for financial assistance with your rent. You can indicate your interest for rental assistance on the energy assistance online application or mail-in form.

To qualify, your landlord must accept and collaborate with our Rental Assistance Program. Byrd Barr Place has limited funds, and your application does not guarantee you will receive assistance.

If you have already submitted an application and been approved, or are looking for more information, contact us at energyassistance@byrdbarr.place or call us at 206-812-4940.

COVID-19 Update

As of April 13, 2020, rental assistance payments will be delayed due to Seattle’s eviction ban. If you do not currently have an eviction notice but expect one after the eviction ban, Byrd Barr Place can work with your landlord to get the required documents.

Housing Connector

If you are facing challenges in securing housing because of past problems paying rent or former convictions, our Housing Connector Program may help. Housing Connector is NOT a housing subsidy program. To be eligible, folks must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a housing voucher/subsidy OR are able to afford market-rate rent.
  2. Be experiencing unstable housing, are currently homeless or are at risk of losing housing.

If both eligibility requirements are met, please complete the Housing Connector intake form and a BBP staff member will be in contact.


AptFinder.org is a nonprofit organization that advertises subsidized and rent-restricted affordable apartment communities throughout Washington State.

Community Roots Housing provides affordable housing in Capital Hill as well as the Central District, White Center and Lake City. Residents include families transitioning from homelessness, single parents and their children, seniors with limited incomes, and recent immigrants.

College Housing Guide helps new students navigate housing options.

King County Regional Access Points are resource centers where households experiencing homelessness can get help with housing and other needs.

Low Income Housing Institute operates housing for low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State.

Seattle Housing Authority provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to individuals and families.

Student Renter’s Guide is tailored to students who are first-time renters.

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