Rental & Housing Assistance

Find rental and housing assistance from organizations, programs, charities, and agencies in Spokane County, Washington.  These places want to help people avoid evictions and prevent homelessness.  While funding is always limited, people can apply for money to help pay security deposits, back rent, and maybe even moving costs.

Most of the Spokane organizations can provide some form of emergency short-term assistance, and are also willing to work with clients to ensure long term success.  This may involve case management, referrals, counseling, and ideas on longer-term solutions to staying current on monthly rental expenses.

Housing Resources listed below:
People with a Criminal History
People with Disabilities
People who are Homeless
People who are Veterans
People with Low-Income
People with Mental Illness
Senior Citizens and Families
Rental Assistance
MISCELLANEOUS - case management, complaints, homelessness

Local Organizations
Additional Resources

People with a Criminal History
Phoenix House
703 E. Hartson
Spokane, WA  99202
(509) 232-7081
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
Transitional housing managed by Pioneer for Spokane County, which has 40 units, secured access and 24/7 staff on duty.  Residents can stay up to 6 months and must be actively participating in mental health treatment by a Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health organization.  (A program of Pioneer Human services, providing individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives. Accept referrals from other agencies.)  

Pioneer Human Services
Hotel Carlyle
206 S. Post St.
Spokane, WA

Pioneer Pathway House
222 S. Howard St
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 456-0481
PERMANENT HOUSING
Offers 39 units for independent living in permanent housing.  Residents also receive support services from an on-site case manager.  (Accept referrals from other agencies.)

People with Disabilities
Community Living Connections
(509) 960-7281
Information and referral for low-income housing for Seniors and people with disabilities.

Northeast Washington Housing Solutions
55 West Mission, Suite 104

Spokane, Washington, 99201

(509) 328 - 2953

Rental assistance subsidies are provided from the section 8 voucher program. Families will still need to pay a portion of their income towards their housing and rental costs. Assistance is also for the disabled, families on welfare-to work, and the poor. A waiting list is in place.

Spokane Center for Independent Living
(509) 326-6355
Advocates for people with disabilities, and help them transition into housing. 
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Spokane Low-Income Housing Consortium
315 W. Mission Avenue, Suite 25B
Spokane, WA  99201
(509) 325-3235
http://www.onestophousing.org
Affordable homes are simply safe, quality places to live at lower rents and mortgage payments, for senior citizens with fixed incomes, persons with disabilities, and families with limited incomes.

Spokane Valley Center
11922 East First Ave.

Spokane, Washington 99206 

(509) 927-1153

The housing organization can provide low income housing and rental assistance to low-income families, disabled, and the elderly or handicapped persons. In some cases, they have referrals to funds for paying security deposits on low income housing.

People who are Homeless
Homeless Family Coordinated Assessment  (city of Spokane)
(a program of Catholic Charities)
Family Resource Center Bldg.
(Myrtle Woldson Institute building)
19 W. Pacific
Spokane, WA  99201
(509) 325-5005 (answered 24/7)
Walk-in Hours:  Monday - Thursday from 12:30 pm to 5 pm.
Please do not all the homeless shelters.  The Assessment team will assess your situation, and direct you to the agencies which serve your particular needs.
Felons:  They can provide a list of felon-friendly housing.  Every apartment complex has their own requirements and restrictions.

SNAP Homeless Services
212 S. Wall
Spokane, WA
(509) 456-7627, Ext 3100
http://www.snapwa.org/~snapwa/services/housing/homeless-housingprograms
For those who are homeless, on the street, or living somewhere without utilities.  Singles and couples without minor children.  Walk-ins are welcome Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:00 pm.
Spokane County Homeless Prevention (HPRP)
Short-term rent to currently-housed people who are about to be evicted. Eligibility criteria includes: residence in one of the County’s outlying areas (outside of the City limits), demonstration of 50% or less of the Area Median Income, lack of subsequent housing options and a lack of financial resources and support networks needed to remain housed.
Go to http://www.spokanecountyhprp.com to complete an eligibility pre-screening for an application.  Learn whether you are eligible for an application for County-administered programs, connect to  City administered programs, access publicly and privately funded emergency shelters info, and link to Washington Connections website to apply other governmental benefits.

People who are Veterans

Spokane County Veteran's Service

1102 West College
Secoma Building

Spokane, Washington, 99201

(509) 477-3690

Veterans, active military members, and their immediate family members, such as spouses and children, may qualify for emergency aid. One emergency program, known as SSVF, addresses medical concerns, provides loans, application for public benefits, and offers other support on housing and rental needs.
 
People with Low-Income
Catholic Housing Communities
Catholic Charities of Spokane
12 E. 5th Avenue
Spokane, WA  99202
(509) 459-6183, ext. 6183
Email: chc@ccspokane.org
http://www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org
Catholic Charities Spokane sponsors service-enriched apartment homes for seniors, persons with disabilities and  families.  Our housing serves seven counties (Spokane, Stevens, Whitman, Asotin, Walla Walla, Franklin and Adams).  We have a wide array of income properties to fit any income level.

Anyone that is requesting rent or housing assistance needs to get a referral from another local church. Financial help for the homeless, tenants facing eviction, and other services foe low income people in rent arrears is not directly offered but only from people referred to Catholic Charities. They also empower families who are in need of temporary assistance. (509) 455-4963
Many of our properties provide subsidy programs based on income. 

Many apartments include utilities or a utility allowance.  Additional amenities include laundry facilities, community rooms, computer labs, libraries, easy access to banks, supermarkets and shopping.  Spokane senior complexes have part-time visiting nurses as well as a 24-hour answering service available for all emergency calls.

Community Services, Housing and Community Development Department
Spokane County
312 W. 8th Avenue

Spokane, WA, 99204

An agency that runs a number of social service programs as well as referrals. The resources available are for for people needing assistance with human services, housing, and other support groups. Information is available on government aid, such as emergency solutions grants for paying rent and other costs.

DSHS
Spokane and Washington State
Community Services Office - Eastern Washington

1313 North Maple
Spokane, Washington, 99201
(877) 501-2233

8517 East Trent
Spokane, Washington 99212
(877) 501-2233

Apply for financial assistance through rent/mortgage and other housing costs. Programs include housing assistance, career training and placement, and much more.

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

East 130 Third Avenue

Spokane, WA, 99202

(509) 462-0518

Any rent or housing assistance as part of HEN is limited. But there may also be basic needs given, including bus passes or referrals to shelter, to HEN clients in Spokane County.

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center
Family Rent Assistance Program

845 South Sherman Street

Spokane, Washington, 99202

(509) 455-8722

The non-profit only supports tenants in zip code of 99202, and they need to have children. There may be financial assistance available in the form of a small amount of help for paying housing or rental expenses.

Medical Lake Outreach Center

211 North Lefevre Street

Medical Lake, WA, 99022
(509) 299 - 3819

Has limited funding, but as resources allow, they may offer loans or financial aid for paying rent, late energy bills, and other expenses that could lead to homelessness if not paid.

Northeast Washington Housing Solutions
55 West Mission, Suite 104

Spokane, Washington, 99201

(509) 328 - 2953

Rental assistance subsidies are provided from the section 8 voucher program. Families will still need to pay a portion of their income towards their housing and rental costs. Assistance is also for the disabled, families on welfare-to work, and the poor. A waiting list is in place.

SNAP Financial Access

Spokane, Washington 99202

456-7627, Ext 4100
Help people keep homes they own, when facing foreclosure.  No rental assistance or funding if they are facing eviction.  Runs a program known as CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) which increases the availability of housing, rent help and economic opportunity for senior citizens and low income people.

Spokane Housing Authority (SHA)
55 W. Mission Avenue
Spokane, WA  99202
(509) 328-2953
TDD 711
http://www.spokanehousing.org/
Rent assistance and housing opportunities are provided for the low income.  We provide, develop and promote quality affordable housing options in the communities we serve.  Based on income, low income and tax credit property.  No assisted living services.  Access the link to the pre-application by visiting the SHA website.  If you need assistance in applying online: Visit SHA during regular lobby hours (8:30 to 4:00 Tuesday, Thursday, and 1:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday).

Spokane Housing Ventures
2001 N. Division St, Ste 100
Spokane, WA  99207
(509) 232-0170
http://www.spokanehousingventures.org/j
Apply for affordable housing by filling out an online application.

Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium (SLIHC) 


829 W. Broadway

Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 327-1121
They do not offer funds for paying rental arrears, but rather the organization has a listing of available apartments for rent for low income families as well as housing that has a waiting list.

Spokane Valley Partners

10814 East Broadway
Spokane, WA, 99206

(509) 927-1153

Westfall Village
(Spokane Housing Authority)
3724 N. Cook
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 487-5244
09) 328-2953  TTY 711
Wheelchair accessible
http://www.spokanehousing.org/
Based on income. 110 units in 11 buildings.  Low income and tax credit property. No assisted living services.  Access the link to the pre-application by visiting the SHA website. If you need assistance in applying online: Visit SHA during regular lobby hours (8:30 to 4:00 Tuesday, Thursday, and 1:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday).

People with Mental Illness
Mallon Place
1724 W. Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 327-5945
Assisted living

Spokane Urban Ministries

Collaboration of 4 Lutheran Churches
(509) 328-6280
Affordable apartments for people who are mentally ill.

Senior Citizens and Families
Community Living Connections
(509) 960-7281
Information and referral for low-income housing for Seniors and people with disabilities. 

Elder Services
(Frontier Behavioral Health)
(509) 458-7450
Elderly ONLY.  We work to keep the elderly in their homes and prevent premature or unnecessary hospitalization or nursing home placement.

Senior & Family Housing
Goodale & Barbieri Company
818 W. Riverside Ave, Ste 300
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 459-6102
Low-income and HUD-subsidized Rentals.  Call for eligibility requirements.

Senior Housing
Location
201 W. North River Drive, Suite 200

Spokane, Washington 99201

(509) 459-6102

There are multiple sites in Spokane County, including The Delaney, Fahy Gardens and West, Cathedral Plaza, Grace Court, Park Tower, The O'Malley, and Coeur d'Alene Plaza. Rent subsidies and social services are available for senior citizens.

Snap Financial Access

Spokane, Washington 99202

456-7627, Ext 4100
Help people keep homes they own, when facing foreclosure.  No rental assistance or funding if they are facing eviction.  Runs a program known as CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) which increases the availability of housing, rent help and economic opportunity for senior citizens and low income people.

Spokane Low-Income Housing Consortium
315 W. Mission Avenue, Suite 25B
Spokane, WA  99201
(509) 325-3235
http://www.onestophousing.org
Affordable homes are simply safe, quality places to live at lower rents and mortgage payments, for senior citizens with fixed incomes, persons with disabilities, and families with limited incomes.

Spokane Valley Center
11922 East First Ave.

Spokane, Washington 99206 

(509) 927-1153

The housing organization can provide low income housing and rental assistance to low-income families, disabled, and the elderly or handicapped persons. In some cases, they have referrals to funds for paying security deposits on low income housing.

Rental Assistance

NOTE: 
All below - ONLY if funds are currently available.

Cheney Outreach
626 3rd St.
Cheney, WA
(509) 235-8900
Must live in Cheney School District, except Airway Heights.

Emergency Financial Assistance
(Catholic Charities)
12 E. 5th Ave.
Spokane, WA
(509) 456-2253
Walk-in hours:  Monday-Thursday, 8-11:30 am, and 3-5 pm
Assistance with 3-10 day eviction notices, as funds are available. When funds are available, we may help with lights, heat, sewer, garbage; but, no phone accounts.  

Family Promise of Spokane
904 E. Hartson Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 747-5487
Provide rental assistance to those who qualify. 

Salvation Army
204 E. Indiana
Spokane, WA
(509) 325-6821
Rental Assistance to families and individuals if FUNDS are available.

Spokane Center for Independent Living
612 N. Maple
Spokane, WA
(509) 326-6355, Ext. 109
Rental for HIV/AIDS Clients through Reach program

Spokane Valley Partners
11922 E. 1st Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA
(509) 927-1153
Valley ONLY

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Spokane, WA 99220

(509) 535-2491  
99205 ONLY
Must call between 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The society, which is a partnership of local churches, provides emergency assistance for rent, electric bills, and other needs.


MISCELLANEOUS
Case Management, Complaints, Homelessness
Community Frameworks
315 W Mission Ave #100
Spokane, WA
(509) 484-6733
http://www.communityframeworks.org/
Affordable rentals and home ownership opportunities.  We teach and counsel families on budgeting, credit, and home ownership topics.
Diversion
(a program of Catholic Charities)
19 W. Pacific
Spokane, WA
(509) 340-9329
M-Th 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Email:  diversion@ccspokane.org
http://ccspokane.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2wvbb5hf7cx
We help individuals and families stabilize their current housing situations.  You do not need a notice from your landlord to use our program.  We DO NOT have financial assistance for direct housing costs, such as rental arrears or security deposits.  We assist by providing case management services.  We work with you and your landlord to mitigate issues; help with housing search; job search assistance; budgeting; and connection to a variety of resources that might be able to help increase the stability of your household. 
Housing Search NW
A free resource to help you find a home in the state of Washington that fits your needs and budget. 
http://www.housingsearchNW.org 
Northwest Fair Housing Alliance
35 W Main Ave, #250
Spokane, WA 99201
Wheelchair accessible
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
(509) 325-2665
http://www.onestophousing.com/
Report a fair housing complaint.  Ask questions about landlord or tenant rights and responsibilities. 
SNAP Financial Access
456-7627, Ext 4100
Help people keep homes they own, when facing foreclosure.  No rental assistance or funding if they are facing eviction.
(updated April 2017)