YAKIMA COUNTY, WA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 – The initial Yakima Rent Fair on August 17th saw a high turn out and over 230 rental assistance applications were processed. To meet the increased demand and support Yakima County residents who were unable to attend the first event, a second Yakima County Rental Assistance Fair is planned for Wednesday, Sept 14th from 1 pm to 6 pm at OIC Henry Beauchamp Community Center (1211 S 7th St Yakima, WA 98901). Yakima County residents can attend in person to receive assistance with their rent and utility applications. English and Spanish language assistance will be available. To expedite the application process, attendees are encouraged to bring the following documentation to the event – Lease and ledger, Proof of income, Utility Bills, and Eviction Notices, if applicable. Yakima County residents who are unable to attend the in-person event can still apply for rent and utility assistance online here.
The Yakima County Rental Assistance Fair aims to remove barriers and increase access to rent and utility assistance funds for households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Yakima County Rental Assistance Program has distributed over $17M in rental assistance to over 4,000 households. Find information on Yakima County rental assistance data here. Learn more about the Yakima County Rental Assistance Program here. For any questions, please email FORWARDfirstname.lastname@example.org or HumanServices@co.yakima.wa.us, or call 1-855-582-3973 or 509-574-1365.
The FORWARD Platform is the leading integrated solution for program administration, providing end-to-end support with application intake, payment processing, technical support, marketing and outreach, and reporting. FORWARD is currently administering the Yakima County Rental Assistance Program with the Yakima County Department of Human Services. Learn more at www.forwardplatform.com.