Emergency Assistance

The Washington State Department of Commerce funds a variety of programs that provide emergency and disaster assistance to individuals, communities, and businesses. However, Commerce does not provide direct assistance. If you need immediate assistance, please look below for a service provider in your area that may be able to help.

Individual Assistance

Call 2-1-1 and get connected to a specialist in your area for health and human service information and referrals. Visit win211.org to search for resources by county online.

Homeless Housing Assistance

If you are homeless or about to become homeless you might be able to receive some assistance from a service provider.  Here is a statewide list.

Housing Locator

Find rentals with short and long-term lease options: HousingSearchNW.org

Other Housing Related Resources

Find other emergency-related housing services for individuals, farmworkers, as well as resources for cities and counties here.

Other Services

Find a Community Service Office near you.

See what DSHS services you might be eligible for here.

Community Action Programs

24 Hour Crisis Line: 866-789-1511 or https://crisisclinic.org/find-help/crisis-line/

Emergency/Disaster Waiver for Housing Trust Fund Projects

Procedures for Emergency/Disaster Waiver (PDF)
Emergency/Disaster Waiver (Word)
Displaced Household Certification (Word)

Assistance for Businesses

Find disaster preparation, recovery, and response resources and information for businesses on Commerce’s StartUpWashington website:

Washington Wildfires resources for businesses

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery resources for businesses