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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Utility and Rent Assistance Still Available

Utility and Rent Assistance

Residents financially impacted by COVID-19 may qualify.


The Snohomish City Council has implemented a City Water Utility Support and Rent Relief Grant Program to assist residents financially impacted by COVID-19. Eligible residents may apply for a one- time, not to exceed, $1,000 grant applied directly to the resident’s City water utility account and/or a one-time, not to exceed, $1,000 grant for rent relief assistance. $100,000 has been allocated for this grant program, and is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.


“The economic impacts of COVID-19 have been felt by many in our community,” said City of Snohomish Mayor Linda Redmon. “A number of our neighbors have lost income and have found it harder to keep up with housing and utilities payments. The ARPA funding is intended to provide relief to these community members, and the City Council and I want to make sure these funds are distributed to those who need it most.”


Certain conditions will apply. Household must earn no more than 40% of the Snohomish median income, and reside within the Snohomish city limits. Verification of missed or delinquent payments must be provided.  Additional eligibility requirements and the application can be found at https://www.snohomishwa.gov/728/Utility-Bill-and-Rent-Relief-Assistance 


For more information, contact Sue Badgley, ARPA Recovery Specialist at s.badgley@snohomishwa.gov or at (360) 913-6005. 

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