Did you know that you have options for some financial support for you whether you own or rent your home? I know this might sound too good to be true, but it's not! These programs are run by federal, state, and local government agencies, so you can know with confidence that they are legit.
Here's how it works: the money comes from the federal level and is distributed to state and local agencies.
State Programs For Those Who Rent Their Home
First, let's focus on those who rent. In Washington, you actually have several things you can do if you would like some money for your rent. For example, you can go to the Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP) website here from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The city of Spokane actually partnered with six different partners to help you with rent assistance such as World Relief Spokane and the Northwest Mediation Center and more. You can search the entire state database here.
Don't Rent? You Have Options Too
What are your options if you own your home? Well, the first thing you can do is go here to find out more about a specific government program. If you know that your situation is short-term and temporary, you can go here.
If you know that your situation is more long-term, you can go here.
Now when you apply, you'll need some detailed information such as your monthly mortgage statement, information about any other mortgages on your home, two recent pay stubs (or a quarterly profit and loss statement for those self-employed), and more. (source)
And don't forget about other programs that are available here on this resource page for the state of Washington.