County provides COVID-19 related rental assistance update

It is expected the county, working with providers, will open spots for 800 additional households to receive rent assistance

VANCOUVER – Clark County has implemented and currently operates eviction prevention rent assistance programs, especially to assist people impacted by the pandemic. These programs have provided an unprecedented $17,549,533.63 in financial assistance since August 2020 and are currently serving an average of 100 additional households per week by providing an average of $725,183 per week in financial assistance.

It is expected the county, working with providers, will open spots for 800 additional households to receive rent assistance including arrears for landlords to apply on behalf of their tenants on Monday, July 19, at 9 a.m. Links and instructions to apply are below. 

Landlords may place tenants on rent assistance waitlist soon

Landlords may apply on behalf of their Clark County tenants beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 19. All landlord applicants will receive a submission confirmation email. Tenants must be deemed eligible in order for assistance to be provided.

Small landlords (1-10 rental units):

Large landlords (11+ rental units):

Landlords without access to internet may call, (360) 695-9677 to refer tenants by phone.

Clark County continues to work with rental assistance providers to have the capacity to open additional rent assistance spots for tenants to apply as soon as possible and will provide application information when available via news release, website and social media posting, and the Council For The Homeless website.

It is important for landlords and tenants to understand that there are additional significant COVID-19 related rental assistance resources, including arrears, for low income households coming that 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.

Legal resource for tenants

Tenants seeking information about their rights should contact the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program: (360) 334-4007 or NW Justice Project’s CLEAR program at or (888) 201-1014 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Youth under 24 may contact the Legal Counsel for Youth and Children, (260) 494-0323 ext. 715.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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