WENATCHEE — A financial assistance program for households struggling to pay rent during the pandemic made a nearly $5 million splash in Douglas and Chelan counties last year.

The Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, which administers the Eviction Rent Assistance Program across both counties, reported it served 1,205 households in 2021. On average, five households were served each business day and $20,000 distributed.

80% AMI

To be eligible for the program households must have an income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which varies by the number of people in the household. 

Sydnee Gonzalez: (509) 661-5216

gonzalez@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @sydnee_gonzalez

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