OlyCAP receives grant to help with rent, mortgage

From the PT Leader:

Olympic Community Action Programs recently received more than $300,000 from the Department of Commerce to help households and young adults impacted by COVID with rent and mortgage expenses. 

The Eviction Rent Assistance Program grant is intended to prevent evictions by paying past due, current due, and future rent, group officials said, targeting limited resources toward those with the greatest needs while also working to distribute funds equitably.

OlyCAP, as it’s known, previous called the Clallam-Jefferson Community Action Council, was founded in 1966, operates many programs intended to serve vulnerable members of the community and assuage the effects and prevalence of poor health, hunger, high unemployment and homelessness.

“Housing staff has been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide case management and financial supports to households in our community,” said Kathy Morgan, director of housing at OlyCAP.

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