Washington veterans are eligible for rental assistance through BMAC

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Are you or a loved one who served in the U.S. Military behind on their rent? Veterans and their families residing in Washington state are eligible for rental assistance through Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) programs.

According to information from the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC), these families must be living in dire circumstances to be eligible for financial support. First and foremost, the applicant must be or be an immediate family member of an active duty service under Title 10; excluding activation for training purposes.

Additionally, this military service member must have a discharge status other than dishonorable. The BMAC clarifies that the active duty service member must not have been discharged due to general-court material.

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Eligible veterans must currently be homeless or at risk of being evicted in Washington. Due to COVID-19, being behind in your rent temporarily meets the necessary qualifications. The household also must be considered “low-income” by federally mandated guidelines.

If you meet these criteria, you will become eligible for a variety of SSVF services including housing support, case management, and referrals. Their goal is to help veterans and their families who are dealing with adverse circumstances; especially those impacted most by the pandemic, by providing a helping hand toward a higher quality of life.

BMAC staff can help eligible participants to reach their personal life goals with case management and financial aid. Their referrals will also help families in need receive access to the benefits they need most.

If you or a loved one meet the criteria, you can call BMAC at (509) 529-4980 or visit their website at BMACWW.org.

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