Housing Assistance

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

ALERT

Byrd Barr Place’s LIHEAP Rental Assistance Program is open and accepting applications by mail, online or drop-off at our temporary food bank location at 420 E. Pike St. Our team is working through the queue of applications. If you have already submitted an application, please be patient with us and remember that submitting an application does not guarantee funding. Our Seattle Emergency Rental Assistance Program (SERAP) is no longer accepting applications.

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Our LIHEAP Rental Assistance Program is currently accepting applications

To be eligible, households must first be processed for a LIHEAP Energy Assistance grant in the 2021-2022 program year. This program can help with past-due rent only. To apply, clients can indicate at the end of their online energy assistance program that they are interested in rental assistance. If clients would like a paper rental assistance application, please email energyassistance@byrdbarr.place to have an application mailed, or pick up a copy at the food bank during our open hours Monday through Friday.

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 Byrd Barr Place staff member will be in contact.

Resources

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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