King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program
Department of Community and Human Services
The King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) helps residents behind in rent and utility payments due to COVID-19 hardships.
As of October 19, 2022, King County tenants who need rent assistance can sign up for the United Way Rent Assistance waitlist by visiting the United Way Rent Assistance Waitlist Form. Eligible households are selected from the waitlist on a weekly basis, and if selected, are contacted via phone and/or email by a staff member of the Rent Assistance Program. The number selected varies based on service providers’ capacity.
King County EPRAP has limited funds available. Unfortunately, we will not be able to help everyone that has registered.
Eviction-related Legal Assistance
Before you make decisions about leaving your unit or agree to a payment plan, find information about your rights and how the eviction process works at washingtonlawhelp.org.
For questions and general information about tenants' rights, call Solid Ground's Tenant Services Message Line at (206) 694-6767 or the Tenants Union of Washington State hotline at (206) 723-0500 or try tenantsunion.org.
If you receive a pay-or-vacate notice in Seattle, call the City's Renting in Seattle Helpline at (206) 684-5700 to make sure it's a valid notice. The Eastside Legal Assistance Program can also provide legal help to tenants. Apply online or call their helpline: (425) 747-7274 (English) (425) 620-2778 (Español). Renters can also seek help from the Tenant Law Center at (206) 324-6890.
If you receive an eviction summons in King County, contact the Housing Justice Project at (206) 267-7069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of high demand, the Housing Justice Project cannot currently help tenants earlier in the eviction process, such as upon receipt of a 14-day notice.
EPRAP Tenant Eviction Prevention Fact Sheets
EPRAP Payment Agreement
As part of receiving rent payments from King County, the landlord signed a Payment Agreement. This document includes information about the months that EPRAP paid your rent (the payment period) and the terms and conditions that the landlord agreed to, such as:
- To not increase rent for six months after payment period.
- To not issue late fees or additional charges for the payment period.
The agreement the landlord signed is available on the EPRAP Portal, which you can access here.
Need to check your status? Which best describes you?
If you are a tenant and you have begun working with a staff member on your rent assistance application, you can log into your tenant portal using the link “I’m a Tenant” below. If you have signed up for the waitlist and have not yet been contacted by a staff person, you will not have an account through this portal and should direct all questions regarding your application status to United Way King County through their Rent Help site and support form.
King County EPRAP has limited funding available. Unfortunately, we will not be able to help everyone that has registered.
Whether you are waiting for rent assistance in the Tenant Pool or currently in the process of being served, if your landlord issues you an eviction notice, help is available.