YouthCare and the Y Social Impact Center have launched a new partnership to help youth and young adults pay back rent due to COVID. The two organizations worked together on a joint application made available through federal CARES funding and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce, successfully securing a grant of $3.2 million for young people.

Young people may receive up to three months of rental assistance. To be eligible, young people must meet all of the four criteria.

  • Currently 18-24 years old  
  • Household resides in King County (A household is any group of people wanting to maintain housing together)
  • Income at or below 50% of area median income over the past 60 days  
  • Behind in at least 1 month of rent (full or partial) since March 1st 

Applicants will be contacted by a Y Social Impact Center staff who will help walk through additional requirements and documents needed.

You can check this website for additional information on eligibility criteria and as well as additional resources for rent help. You can also contact the Y Social Impact Center for help by emailing