Relief Programs for DPM Tenants
While we hope all of our tenants are safe and financially secure during these times, we understand that tenants of all walks of life are concerned about the situation in the region, nationally, and globally. Below are a series of resource links that cover everything from basic information to government and non-profit assistance for those looking for resources.
- Washington State’s Coronavirus Response – The relevant program and statistics for COVID 19 related inquiries provided by the State Government.
- WA Tenancy Preservation Program – The Tenancy Prevention Program benefits both landlord and tenant by maintaining the tenancy.
- White House Coronavirus Site – The official site of the US government’s guideline regarding the coronavirus.
- CDC Coronavirus Site – The official site of the CDC dedicated to the coronavirus.
- World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus site – The official site of the WHO dedicated to the coronavirus.
- Washington State’s Coronavirus information site – For the latest information and resources about Coronavirus in Washington.
- Information about the CARE Act – The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that Congress passed on March 27 has billions of dollars set aside for workers. By mid-April, individual workers who have earned less than $75,000 annually (per their 2019 or 2018 tax returns) will receive cash payments of $1,200 a piece directly from the government. Those in the $75,000 to $99,000 range will get incrementally less. Couples will receive an additional $500 per child. Unemployment has been extended by 13 weeks and increased by $600 per week. And gig workers, freelancers, and self-employed workers are now eligible for unemployment benefits through the end of the year.
- COVID-19 Response Fund – The COVID-19 Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
- Seattle COVID 19 Resources for Community – This page contains information and links for City of Seattle programs and services that may be helpful for residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Greater Seattle Area Coronavirus Response Grants From the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced grants totaling $3.7 million to support efforts in the Seattle-King County region to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Seattle’s Moratorium on Residential Evictions – Following the President’s National Emergency Declaration, Mayor Durkan announced that the City will move forward on requesting assistance and take other actions including issuing an Emergency Order for a temporary moratorium on residential evictions in the City of Seattle during this emergency.
- Rental assistance list – A list of rental assistance programs in King County.
- COVID-19 Mutual Aid Societies – These groups of volunteers will help deliver food and other supplies to your home in parts of the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle area.
- Seattle Food Resources Map – To help the public locate food resources available during this COVID-19 public health emergency, an interactive map has been developed by the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department. This map shows the locations of Food Banks, Meals, and Student To-Go Meals, and can be filtered by status with options to reflect those open, those with limited operations, and those whose status is unknown.
- Seattle Food Bank – Use the map on the link to find your nearest food bank.
- Supermarket Vouchers in Seattle – Seattle will provide $800 each in vouchers to more than 6,000 families to help them buy food, cleaning supplies and other household goods at Safeway supermarkets during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday.