Rental + Utility Assistance
The Carl Maxey Center Rental Assistance Program is focused on assisting members of our community that have experienced income loss or other factors affecting their housing stability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carl Maxey Center provides rental assistance funding to African Americans and the BIPOC population in the greatest need.
Our Rental Assistance Application Portal is not open to the general public.
We are accepting & reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis. A member of the rental assistance program team will contact you after your application has been submitted.
We have a high demand for rental assistance, we appreciate your patience as we work to respond to your application. Due to the high application volume, there is no guarantee of funding, and applications are reviewed until funding is exhausted.
Rental & Utility Assistance Application
***NOTE: Due to the high volume of requests, we have closed the application.
We are still processing completed applications, please expect it to take a MINIMUM of 4+ weeks before applications
can be processed and approved. Receipt of assistance payments may take an additional 2+ weeks.
You will be contacted by staff when we begin working on your application.
The Carl Maxey Center is processing applications as quickly as possible. So please be patient.***
If you have any questions about your application please call:
Aretha - (509) 756-1886
Cynthia - (509) 443-4121
Inez - (208) 810-5587
Yolunda - (509) 822-1148
If you have received an eviction notice contact one of the legal resources below IMMEDIATELY. They may be able to help.
Eviction Mediation Programs
Northwest Justice Project
Apply for legal help through CLEAR*Online
Call 1-855-657-8387, the Eviction Defense Screening Line. Interpreters available.
Spokane Volunteer Lawyers Program - Eviction Defense Project
Spokane Bar Association VLP, Housing Justice Project
Northwest Mediation Center
Wendy Schatz, Eviction Resolution Specialist
(509) 456-0103 ext. 3
Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Center
Natalie Connaughty, Eviction Resolution Specialist
Tenant's Rights Hotline
Washington Tenants Union - 206-723-0500
Eviction Defense Helper
Utility assistance - The city has suspended late fees and water shut off for non-payment and Avista has announced suspending utility shut-off as well. You can receive financial assistance by calling SNAP at 456-SNAP.
A guide for families who need financial assistance - Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Employment assistance information - Washington State Employment Security Department
Housing assistance information - Spokane Housing Authority
A community resource guide - The Fig Tree
Free Eviction Resolution Program - Northwest Mediation Center and Fulcrum Institute
Employment information, insurance, and basic needs - Spokane Resource Center
Legal assistance for tenants - Volunteer Lawyer Program