Funding for Tenant Services

2022 Tenant Services Grants

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2022 Tenant Services Grants Request for Proposal (RFP). A total of $1,720,000 was available for 2022. We strongly encouraged organizations already providing tenant services to apply. Contact Hoa Mai at Hoa.Mai@seattle.gov if you have any questions about future grants or the recipients listed below.

Be:Seattle's mission is to build the power and leadership of renters and people experiencing homelessness to fight displacement and increase access to housing in Seattle that is affordable to all. Through renter education and organizing, street outreach and mutual aid, and advocating for policies that prioritize housing safety, equity, and stability, Be:Seattle works to make Seattle more livable for those most impacted by housing injustice.

Catholic Community Services of King County - Tenant Law Center has provided on-going representation to Seattle tenants with evictions or housing subsidy terminations since 1979. They provide holistic legal services using a race and social equity lens, to coordinate social, mental, and behavioral health services that help renters address a myriad of housing issues.

Interim Community Development Association (ICDA) is a 52-yearold nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization based in Seattle's Chinatown/International District. ICDA provides multilingual, culturally competent housing-related and community building services to Asian, Pacific Islander, and immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle. In support of housing stabilization services, ICDA provides eviction prevention and housing stabilization services targeting low-income households with a focus on limited English proficiency refugee and immigrant families and seniors as well as people of color.

King County Bar Association - Housing Justice Project has been in existence for roughly 22 years, providing pro bono legal services to tenants facing eviction, by offering direct legal representation to anyone facing eviction, subsidy termination, harassment, repair conditions, or housing instability in Seattle.

LGBTQ Allyship's mission is to build power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington State to work towards economic, racial, and gender justice. They educate and advocate, do community organizing, and build grassroots leadership in solidarity with other marginalized communities.

Solid Ground works to meet basic needs, nurture success, and advocate for systemic change alongside 76,000 participants in the Seattle/King County area each year through stabilization, hunger, housing, transportation, and advocacy programming. Their services are focused on inclusion but are acutely aware that poverty disproportionately affects BIPOC communities at a higher rate.

Tenants Union works for housing justice (stable, healthy, affordable housing for all) through empowerment-based tenant education, organizing, leadership development, and advocacy. Started by volunteers in 1977, Tenants Union's Tenant Education Program was created by and for Seattle tenants to address the critical housing issues that impacted them most.

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is an Indigenous-led and Indigenous-serving organization that has provided social, educational, and cultural services to urban Natives and others in need throughout Seattle and King County since 1970. They promote the inter-related goals of housing stability, economic self-sufficiency, school readiness, public health, and cultural connection.

Villa Comunitaria, formerly known as South Park Information and Resources Center, was formed in 2005, with services provided to the most immediate needs of the Latinx community living in or near South Park, and beyond. Villa Comunitaria's vision for a just society includes advocating for housing services, tenant rights, affordable housing, leadership development, equity, and social justice.

West African Community Council has been helping immigrants and refugees from West Africa since 2013. Their mission is to advocate, organize, assist, educate, and support West African community members while preserving traditions, culture, social, religious, and moral beliefs.