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Rental + Utility Assistance

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of Rental Assistance applications, the Carl Maxey Center will no longer accept applications.

The Carl Maxey Center Rental Assistance Program has received a large number of rental assistance applications.

We are processing applications in priority order. Due to the large volume, processing times are taking longer than expected. 

The Carl Maxey Center has partnered with the City of Spokane to provide emergency rent & utility assistance to address the disproportionate hardships faced by African Americans and people of color due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed to assist residents of the City of Spokane who are behind on their rent or have past due utilities. The goal of the Carl Maxey Center's program is to prevent evictions! 

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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.