Housing Assistance

Byrd Barr Place is committed to preventing homelessness in Seattle.

If you have fallen behind on your rent and are facing eviction, we may be able to help with temporary rental assistance or by connecting you to housing resources. We partner with many local housing organizations offering temporary, transitional and permanent affordable housing.

Byrd Barr Place Rental Assistance Program

We are NO LONGER accepting applications for rental assistance. We are out of funding for the time being, please check back after September and please be aware that:

Housing Connector

Housing Connector helps to lower screening criteria for folks to better secure housing in King County. The screening criteria may be reduced for credit score, past evictions, housing debt, criminal history on case by case basis, and more. Housing Connector is NOT a housing subsidy program. To be eligible, folks must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have a housing voucher/subsidy OR is able to afford market-rate rent.
  2. Must be experiencing unstable housing, are currently house-less, or 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.


As of April 13, 2020, rental assistance payments will be delayed due to Seattle’s eviction ban. However, Byrd Barr Place is hoping to prevent problems for you down the road by accepting applications for rental assistance while the eviction ban is still active. If you do not currently have an eviction notice but expect one after the eviction ban, Byrd Barr Place is happy to work with your landlord to get the required documents.


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.