Are you a San Juan County Tenant who has fallen behind on rent as of March, 2020? You may be eligible for assistance.
Applications can be completed online at www.oppco.org/sanjuanrentalassistancetenant and www.oppco.org/sanjuanrentalassistancelandlord. Landlords should first encourage the tenant to apply. Tenants will be contacted and will still need to verify information, sign documents, and provide income documentation if the landlord initiates the application. If the landlord is applying for the tenant, they will need to know the basic eligibility information listed above and additional screening information that includes: tenant address and contact information and current rent arrears owed including which months and amounts.
If you are unable to complete the application online (provided in the links above) and would like to speak with someone about your rental assistance needs, call the Opportunity Council at 360-734-5121 extension 308.
Additionally, the resource centers on each island are available to provide support for the application process. Lopez Island Family Resource Center: https://www.lifrc.org/, 360-468-4117. Orcas Community Resource Center: https://orcascrc.org/, 360-376-3184. Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource .Center (San Juan Island): http://sjifrc.org/, 360-378-5246.