Rent Assistance

Homelessness in our community is a major problem.  Our largest program is helping families with their rent payments. In 2017, we helped 223 families, spending over $128,000. By helping a family pay part of their rent, our hope is that they are able to remain in their homes and maintain stable lives. 

Volunteers visit families in their homes when rent assistance is requested, to hear their stories and better understand their situations. 

If you are seeking assistance with rent and live within Vancouver city limits, please call the Housing Hotline, 360-695-9677.  If you live outside the city limits or the Housing Hotline is unable to help you, please call our office at 360-694-5388.  

 

               

St. Vincent DePaul Rent Assistance Program

Have YOU ever experienced an interruption in your income because of one of these situations?

·         Job loss, or reduction in work hours

·         Termination of unemployment benefits before a new job begins

·         Disability or limited education,  making employment hard to maintain

·         Car problems which result in repair expenses and loss of transportation

·         Unexpected medical expenses

·         Non-payment of child support

·         Spouse or roommate no longer contributing or moves out

·         Domestic violence forcing an unexpected move

The majority of rent assistance requests come from people who are working hard to improve their situations. 

Our mission is to help people who are struggling to make the rent.  Sometimes they contact us when they are within a few days or even hours of eviction from their homes. There are many reasons that people find themselves in this situation.

Can YOU help us help others?