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April 17, 2020- Disaster Cash Assistance Program

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is activating the Disaster Cash Assistance Program, or DCAP, beginning April 17, 2020. This program is intended to help some Washingtonians meet their basic needs during the state of emergency caused by COVID-19 state of emergency.

How do I apply?

This program requires an interview via telephone. Households can apply by:
  • Applying online at WashingtonConnection.org and then calling the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete the required interview.
  •  Calling 877-501-2233 to complete the whole application process.
  • Please be aware that the Customer Service Contact Center is experiencing very high call volumes and you may have a long wait time. The best time to call is before 11 a.m. The busiest time to call is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Island County Property Tax Information

The due date for property taxes in Island County is April 30, 2020 - no extensions are in effect. However, due to requests by taxpayers for payment date extensions and special considerations resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and current economic conditions, the Island County Treasurer's Office is offering a new current year payment plan program to Island County property owners.  This is for 2020 taxes only.

For more information, please proceed to the link below.


IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Millions of Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments (Payments) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to calculate and automatically send the Payments to most eligible individuals, however some may have to provide additional information to the IRS to get their Payments. For more information, please see the links below.


Washington Eviction Moratorium

Govenor Jay Inslee has enacted a moratorium on evictions, and has expanded protections for renters in response to COVID-19. Originally enacted in mid-March, this proclamation has been extended until August 1, 2020. The new order prevents landlords from evicting in all situations that fall within the Landlord Tenant Act, and prohibits law enforcement from assisting in any evictions. To read the full proclamation, visit:


Utilities

Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy will not be disconnecting customers for non-payments at this time. PSE has also recieved approval from the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Comission for a waiver that allows PSE to wave late fees. 

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Snohomish County PUD (SnoPUD)