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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


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Eviction Notice?

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 ​

(509) 477-2674

Northwest Mediation Center
Wendy Schatz, Eviction Resolution Specialist

(509) 456-0103 ext. 3

Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Center
Natalie Connaughty, Eviction Resolution Specialist

(509) 838-2799

Other Resources

Tenant's Rights Hotline

Washington Tenants Union - 206-723-0500

Eviction Defense Helper

Additional Resources

  • 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.

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