Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance and Response Unit (EARU)
Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance Response Unit
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2-1-1 SEPA - 2-1-1 SEPA
Description of Service
Provides limited financial assistance for families and individuals displaced or made homeless, and residents with court ordered evictions. Services include cash assistance with rent and mortgages and security deposits. Also provides post-disaster housing assistance with referral from Red Cross.
Applications for assistance must be made in person at the Office of Supportive Housing Relocation Unit.
EARU provides assistance to families and persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or facing a housing crisis. The crises may include, but are not limited to:
Housing that has been declared unfit for human habitation or imminently dangerous; properties collapsed due to serious structural defects as declared by License and Inspections (L & I) and cease operations (Must have L & I referral).
Residences condemned by the City Health Department due to lead poisoning or other chemical contaminations (Must have Health Department referral).
Homes severely damaged or destroyed by fire or other disasters (Must have Red Cross referral).
Victims of domestic violence
Persons and families not suitable for shelter due to physical, medical, mental illness disabilities (Must have appropriate documentation.)
Eviction/Notice to Vacate (Must have court eviction notice.)