HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance

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HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance 2017-07-26T16:26:15+00:00

HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance

The Washington Home Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) is temporary, not guaranteed rental assistance for up to 24 months. Rental assistance is available to individuals and families in Mid-Columbia Housing Authority’s service area of Klickitat and Skamania counties who have a gross annual income below 50% of the median income for county and household size and who are HOMELESS or AT-RISK OF HOMELESSNESS.

Applications are accepted on a referral basis from a social service provider when funds are announced and during the application period only. At this time, a waiting list is not maintained. Applicants will be considered in order of date and time received.

PRIORITY FOR WASHINGTON HOME TBRA FUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CLIENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES FROM A PARTNER ORGANIZATION.

For the Washington HOME TBRA program, date and time being equal, preference will also be given to the following populations in order of preference:

  1. Foster children, ages 18-20, transitioning to independence.
  2. Chronically mentally ill, developmentally disabled, elderly, or other special needs population, like people with AIDS and/or recovering from alcohol or substance abuse.
  3. Farm workers who are seeking permanent year-around rental housing.
  4. Households transitioning to self-sufficiency especially those in TANF, Welfare to Work or Work First.

The TBRA program is a self-sufficiency program. The program requires participants to engage in case management and work with the program coordinator and local social service agencies to stabilize and improve their situations to work towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

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