Utility and Rental Assistance

HomeConsortiumThe Tri-Cities HOME Consortium (the Cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland) has awarded $700,000 to Benton Franklin Community Action Committee (CAC) to administer an emergency, short-term, tenant-based Rental Assistance Program helping low income-qualified families and individuals living in Kennewick, Pasco, or Richland who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic with rent and utility assistance.

The program will provide past-due and/or upcoming rent and utility, per qualifying household. Payment will be made directly to the household’s provider.

To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The household experienced hardship directly related to COVID-19.
  • The household is unable to pay a portion of or none of their rent and/or utilities.
  • The household has a City of Richland, Kennewick, or Pasco address.
  • The household does NOT have savings to meet their financial need.
  • The household has eligible immigration status (U.S. citizen/U.S. national, lawful permanent resident/conditional permanent resident, registry immigrant, a refugee/person seeking asylum or granted asylum).
  • Household income in January 2020 was at or below 60% of the Kennewick/Pasco/Richland income limits, established annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and stated below.
Income LimitNumber of Individuals Residing in the household
30%$ 16,300.00$ 18,600.00$ 20,950.00$ 23,250.00$ 25,150.00$ 27,000.00$ 28,850.00$ 30,700.00
50%$ 27,150.00$ 31,000.00$ 34,900.00$ 38,750.00$ 41,850.00$ 44,950.00$ 48,050.00$ 51,150.00
60%$ 32,580.00$ 37,200.00$ 41,880.00$ 46,500.00$ 50,220.00$ 53,940.00$ 57,660.00$ 61,380.00
80%$ 43,400.00$ 49,600.00$ 55,800.00$ 62,000.00$ 67,000.00$ 71,950.00$ 76,900.00$ 81,850.00

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to be selected to receive assistance.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first eligible served basis until September 30, or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.  

For additional information contact Benton Franklin Community Action Committee at (509)545-4042 or email info@bfcac.org.

Apply today by following this link

Franklin & Benton County Program

Franklin County is also providing rental and utility assistance, in cooperation with Benton County, for residents.  More information on the County program can be found at https://www.co.benton.wa.us/pview.aspx?id=1753&catid=45.