Housing Assistance

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

ALERT: Our LIHEAP Rental Assistance Program is currently closed. Please continue to check our website or call us at 206-812-4950 for updates.


When the program opens, Byrd Barr Place can provide financial support for apartment and home renters in the Seattle area who have an active eviction notice to cover up to $1,500 in past-due rent. Households must first be processed for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant in the 2022-2023 program year.

To apply online, clients can indicate at the end of their LIHEAP application that they are interested in emergency rental assistance. If a client would like a paper rental assistance application, please email housingassistance@byrdbarr.place and a copy will be mailed, or drop by our offices at 722 18th Ave, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m for help with forms.

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.


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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