Service providers for homeless populations in Washington now eligible to apply for up to $4,000 in economic relief


Shane Ersland


Service providers for homeless populations in Washington State are now eligible to apply for $4,000 in economic relief.


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The Washington State Department of Commerce is administering a limited program for eligible homeless service workers in Washington to receive a stipend of up to $4,000, and began accepting applications Thursday.

Homeless service workers with an immediate economic need and income at or below 80% of their residing county’s area median income may be eligible for a stipend up to $2,000.

A second stipend payment of up to $2,000 is also available for individuals who received an initial stipend payment and are still working for the same eligible organization 6 months after approval of the first stipend payment.

Eligible homeless service providers work directly on site with people experiencing homelessness or residents of transitional or permanent supportive housing. 

Those interested in more information or learning how to apply can visit the Homeless Worker Stipend website.

This press release was provided by the Washington Health Care Authority.