CDC Issues Temporary Protection from Eviction Until October 3, 2021: CDC is issuing a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission in order to respond to recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of the Delta variant. It is intended to target specific areas of the country where cases are rapidly increasing and/or would be exacerbated by mass evictions. Washington County qualifies as a high transmission area, but that status could change at any time. We encourage County residents to use this extended opportunity to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist Opening July 26, 2021: The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, formally Section 8, between July 26 and August 4, 2021. Learn more about the HCV program and application process by reading this Housing News article.
COVID-19 Rent Assistance Programs and Eviction Protections: In 2021, Washington County has provided tenants and landlords with the opportunity to receive assistance with past due rent through two programs: the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance program and the state-funded Landlord Compensation Fund (LCF applications closed in June 2021). Visit our COVID-19 Updates and Programs page for detailed information on eviction protections, or view this overview document (English, Spanish) about tenant rights, rent assistance, and going to court.