OlyCAP has funds for rental, mortgage assistance

OlyCAP has funds for rental, mortgage assistance

Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) has received over $200,000 from Clallam County to help local residents impacted by COVID-19 with rent and mortgage assistance.

The funds must be used by October 31, so residents are encouraged to apply immediately, OlyCAp representatives said last week.

Eligible households must have experienced a 50% drop in income for at least 30 days since March 17 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The household must also have a monthly rent or mortgage payment greater than 30% of their income, measured over the past 30 days, and be in arrears.

Eligible residents may receive one month’s assistance in an amount not to exceed $2,000.

As with all OlyCAP housing assistance, vouchers are issued directly to landlords or building societies.

“We really hope to help people who may not have heard of OlyCAP before and are unfamiliar with social service agencies,” said Kathy Morgan, Housing Director at OlyCAP.

“We hope to help those who do not meet the criteria for the Emergency Rent Assistance Program and will work with our partners at Serenity House to receive referrals.”

For more information or assistance, go to olycap.org and click on the button labeled “Request Rental/Mortgage Assistance”. Or call OlyCAP at 360-385-2571.