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Emergency & Transitional Housing

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program provides very low-income households with rent costs for up to 24 months – if funding allows. TBRA is a referral program. A case worker or an outreach worker who are currently assisting the applicant may refer the person to the program. Attached in the referral packet is a Wait List application for Section 8. Since TBRA is only up to 24 months – what we hope will happen is that before the 24 months is up, the applicant will be called up and transitioned over to Section 8. These are the counties we currently serve: Stevens, Pend Oreille, Ferry and Lincoln County.

Who qualifies for these services?

Households must be homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. Verification of homelessness includes the following:

  • Persons living on the street or in short-term emergency shelter
  • Persons coming from transitional housing for homeless persons
  • Persons being evicted from a private dwelling
  • Persons being discharged from a longer stay in an institution
  • Persons fleeing domestic violence

Important note about qualifiying for services: The qualifications listed here are a general indication of who will qualify for these services. If you need these services but aren't sure if you fit the qualifications listed, please contact our offices. We will work with you to find the services to fit your needs.

Populations Served by Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

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