County rental assistance program to accept more referrals


Referrals to fund an additional 800 households for rental assistance in Clark County will open at noon on Monday, Aug. 23. 

The county started providing eviction prevention rent assistance programs in August 2020 to assist low-income residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

“It is important that landlords and tenants understand there are additional significant COVID-19 related rental assistance resources … which will be made available to the community as capacity becomes available; and that based on federal and state funding requirements, any payments on behalf of tenants can only be made if the tenant remains in the unit when the payment is made,” stated the release.

With more than 100 additional households served per week, financial assistance amounts to more than $800,000 distributed per week, stated the release.

Tenants must meet certain eligibility requirements to receive assistance. Once applications are complete, a confirmation email will be sent.

To refer by phone, call 360-695-9677. Applications can also be processed in person through the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver. 

The forms, along with instructions to apply, will be available at noon on Aug. 23.

The county plans to open more rent assistance spots on the following dates:

  • 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13
  • 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27
  • 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18

More information about the number of waitlist spots will be announced at a later time on the Council for the Homeless website at

The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program can help residents find information about their rights as tenants. Contact program volunteers by phone at 360-334-4007. The Northwest Justice Project’s CLEAR program also handles legal questions by phone at 888-201-1014 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. 

Those under the age of 24 may contact the Legal Counsel for Youth and Children at 260-494-0323, ext. 715.


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