Bremerton introduces Rental Assistance Program

Program will help provide financial assistance to qualified lower-income renter households

Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler announced at City Council last Wednesday that the City of Bremerton has created a Rental Assistance Program in efforts to help provide financial assistance to qualified lower-income renter households in the area.

Three forms of assistance will be available: short term funds to assist with payment of rent, eviction prevention, and assistance with security deposits. Participants must live within the municipal boundaries of Bremerton and have a combined household income between 40 and 60 percent of the area median income.

“So far we’re successful,” Wheeler said at the City Council meeting. “We could have more people applying and that’s one of the challenges with this unique program is that not a lot of people know about it yet.”

“If you know anybody in the city that is working over 25 hours a week and they are working a job that pays $14 or $15 an hour, they’re probably eligible for this program. This is a great program, we just need to get the word out a little bit more.”

The program is administered by the Bremerton Housing Authority. To inquire about eligibility, contact Sherryl Hawes at 360-616-7121.

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