Emergency Rent Assistance

 

Learn more about Governor Inslee’s ‘Bridge Proclamation’ from the Housing Justice Project.

Rent Assistance

Eviction Prevention

If you

  • live in Bellevue
  • have children in your home 

you may qualify for eviction prevention assistance. To improve your chances of receiving assistance from community resources, contact agencies as soon as the eviction notice is issued. Bellevue LifeSpring does not assist with utilities, late fees, and/or miscellaneous expenses (i.e. pet rent, parking, etc.).

First Month’s Rent Assistance

If you

  • live in Bellevue
  • have children in your home and
  • are moving from Bellevue to Bellevue

you may qualify for assistance with the first month’s rent. You must be approved to move into the unit prior to requesting assistance. Bellevue LifeSpring does not assist with rent deposits, moving expenses, or storage.


Intake Appointment Requirements

These are the detailed documents needed to apply for all of Bellevue LifeSpring’s services. Families who live in Bellevue or the Bellevue School District (BSD) and have children under 18 in the household are eligible to apply for services.

Proof of Hardship (during COVID-19)

Required (only one required)

  • Employer letter stating layoff/furlough/reduction in hours due to COVID-19
  • Positive COVID-19 test result for any household member
  • Referral through the Family Connection Center from the Bellevue School District 

Proof of Identity

  • Required: Official photo ID (e.g., standard ID card, driver’s license, or passport) for all adults living in the household
  • Required: Birth certificate for all children under the age of 18 living in the household

Proof of Bellevue Residence 

Required: Lease or contract from your property manager/landlord. 

Proof of Income

Required (all that apply)

  • Two most current pay stubs of each adult in the home
  • Section 8 housing voucher
  • Pandemic-EBT
  • Social Security Income (SSI) 
  • Unemployment Benefits 
  • Bank statement documents (only applies to contract/freelance workers) 

“Proof of Income” also count as “Proof of Hardship”

Download Emergency Assistance Flyer and FAQs

How to Request Help

If you meet the above guidelines and would like more information from Bellevue LifeSpring, please call our office at 425-410-6289 or use the contact form below. * = required field