Imagine Housing Resident Information for COVID-19
A Message from and Imagine Housing and
We want to thank you all for doing your part in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and for being a vital part of our community. We have heard from many residents about the uncertainty of the situation. While everyone’s needs vary, one of the things that all of our residents have in common is that Imagine Housing is an important part of their safety net.
We are committed to be here for you.
Case Managers and Property Management are regularly posting updates in the communities. Please keep an eye out for any flyers or notices posted in the communities. This website page will also be updated as we become aware of new resources that may be available to you.
Offices are locked so our staff can practice safe social distancing guidelines. Supportive Services and Property Management are still working from the office and are available via phone or email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact your Supportive Services Case Manager for help and support.
You can also download a complete PDF of all the resources listed on this page
Rental Assistance Updates have been made on this website page – please look below to see those updates.
Rental Assistance Available NOW
To help those in need during these uncertain times, Imagine Housing is partnering with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program, which will administer the fund for Imagine Housing. Imagine Housing Board of Directors has approved $100,000 to start the fund, with the aim of seeking additional charitable donations to support residents during the economic repercussions of the pandemic.
The funds will be made available starting June 29th, 2020. To qualify, Imagine Housing households will need to contact the Eastside Legal Assistance Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagine Housing households may apply for rental assistance funds from Imagine Housing if:
- They are current/ otherwise in good standing on their Tax Credit Certification
- The household does not have any legal standings prior to 3/6/2020
- There are no lease violations that could constitute a legal eviction.
- Head of household should contact Eastside Legal Assistance Program via email as soon as they know they will need assistance.
- The email address is email@example.com
- Head of household should send a statement of current circumstances that explains hardship to Eastside Legal Assistance Program via email.
- ELAP will contact Imagine Housing for any additional information which may include:
- ledger copy
- first page of lease
Transportation DART Services
DART is fixed-route transit service operated in King County under contract with Hopelink, using smaller transit vehicles with the flexibility to perform a limited number of off-route deviations upon request.
King County Metro
Metro is discontinuing fare collections and instituting temporary service reductions.
Fares are suspended on all transit modes and temporary service reductions have been implemented.
The form linked above is to create opportunity for organizations to request Lyft services.
Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19. Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers. PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
These resources contain information on how to file for unemployment or workers’ comp; help with paying utilities, rent, and mortgages; issues with insurance; food assistance; and much more.
WA State Unemployment Benefits
For people affected by COVID-19 (being laid off temporarily, let go, being in quarantine). Their online resources outline what steps to take to get unemployment assistance.
We Are Teachers
They have a list of online resources, including companies that usually charge are providing free programs.
Lake Washington School District
Lake Washington School District recognizes there are a number of families in need in our community. It can be difficult to know where to turn when you need help. That is why the Homeless Liaison developed a list of community resources to support students, parents and families in our community, whether homeless or not. The list of community resources is organized by type of services offered. This list is not intended to be complete. If you know of other resources that should be added to the list, please contact Catherine Cruz at 425-936-1469.
OSPI Guidance for Students & Families
As schools, students, families, and communities plan for and experience closures, OSPI is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together. The most current guidance and resources are provided on their website.
Bellevue School District
Free meals, technology support and learning resources.
Issaquah School District
At-home learning, community resources, ISD updates, child care and meals.
Everfi Family Portal
Sign Up for Free Online Learning Lessons. K-12 Learning Materials Provided. Featuring United Way of King County & the Seattle Seahawks’ partnership in the Character Playbook Program. Subject materials include: character development, mental wellness, financial readiness and career exploration.
Remote-Instruction Guidance for Early Learning - Grade and Detailed Guidance for Kindergarten - Grade 8.
Balance in Mind
Lake Washington Schools Foundation program: Youth Mental Wellness
Kids Coming Together
Lake Wasington Schools Foundation program: Kids Coming Together - Online Connection Resources
ALegal help to get or keep WA State public benefits – Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance attorneys are open for business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis. They can be reached at 206.694.6742 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing resources available online and over the phone for people in need of legal assistance and information.
People outside King County can call 1-888-201-1014 to speak to NJP staff about a legal aid issue. Those in King County can call 211 to connect with local services.
Alliance for Equal Justice
Staff and volunteer attorneys throughout our statewide Alliance are providing advice and representation over the phone.
Housing Justice Project
Can support legal services by calling (253) 234-4204. Further, legal documents can be shared by sending an email with your name, your phone number, and/or any photos, scans, or screenshots to email@example.com
Eastside Legal Assistance
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have switched our legal clinics from in-person appointments with attorneys to phone consultations for the month of March. If you would like to schedule a phone consultation, call our intake line at (425)747-7274, please leave a message, with your name, phone number and a brief description of your legal issue you need help with and someone will return your call within 48 hours.