New Funding to Support Renters Coming to Lewis County
Chehalis, WA – Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) will receive approximately $780,000 through the Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) to assist eligible Lewis County renters who have fallen behind in payments. Using ERAP funds from the Washington State Department of Commerce, LCPHSS will issue checks directly to landlords on behalf of renters after collecting the necessary documents that verify eligibility.
Households eligible for ERAP funding will have incomes at or below 50 percent of the Annual Median Income over the previous two months. LCPHSS is working with local partner organizations to implement the ERAP program once the funding is received. Announcements of when the program is ready to receive applications will be made through the media, @LCPHSS on Twitter, and @lcphss on Facebook.
ERAP is funded through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and will operate until the end of the year or until funds are exhausted.