Housing Assistance

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

ALERT

Byrd Barr Place’s Rental Assistance Program has stopped accepting applications. We are working to process the 400 applications we received for assistance. If you have already submitted an application please be patient with us and remember that submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

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The Byrd Barr Place Rental Assistance Program is currently closed.

We have exhausted all of the SERAP funding for Rental Assistance and do not yet have funding for the 2021-2022 LIHEAP Rental Assistance Program season. We do not have an opening date for the new program season, please check back later in the Winter.

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.

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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