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Are you having trouble paying rent?
NWYS could help!
Program Information

This program is funded through the Washington State Department of Commerce as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Department of Commerce Emergency Rental Assistance program can provide short-term financial support to individuals currently behind on rent payments.  To qualify individuals must: reside in Whatcom County, be between the ages of 18 and 24 years old, making at or under 80% area median income, and have at least one overdue rent payment to their landlord. The program is expected to end June 2023. 

Click here to view the T-RAP guidelines. 

If you live outside of Whatcom or Skagit county, click here to view other rental assistance programs in Washington State. 


General inquires and questions:

Whatcom County Inquires:

(360) 399-8513

(360) 988-3450


Whether you are currently behind on a payment to your landlord or foresee financial hardship in the near future, contact us to determine Rental Assistance eligibility.​

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 years old. 

Property Managers

If you have a tenant between the ages of 18-24 years old that has missed a payment, they may be a candidate for the program.


Contact us to determine if your tenant is eligible. 

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