Utility and Rental Assistance

City of Pasco/Franklin PUD Utility Assistance 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds are now available to pay utilities for residents and businesses within the City of Pasco who have been impacted by COVID-19. The City of Pasco and Franklin PUD have partnered to help our customers, both residential and business, with their utilities who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. ARPA funds are available to those that meet the program guidelines and certify financial hardship. 

To Apply For Funding

Print and fill out both of these applications or stop by Pasco City Hall and a customer service representative can provide you with applications. (We can also assist in filling out applications):

Return both forms to one of the following locations:

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. See application for program guidelines.

Rental Assistance Program

HomeConsortiumThe Tri-Cities HOME Consortium (the Cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland) has awarded $700,000 to Benton Franklin Community Action Committee (CAC) to administer an emergency, short-term, tenant-based Rental Assistance Program helping low income-qualified families and individuals living in Kennewick, Pasco, or Richland who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic with rent and utility assistance.

The program will provide past-due and/or upcoming rent and utility, per qualifying household. Payment will be made directly to the household’s provider.

To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The household experienced hardship directly related to COVID-19.
  • The household is unable to pay a portion of or none of their rent and/or utilities.
  • The household has a City of Richland, Kennewick, or Pasco address.
  • The household does NOT have savings to meet their financial need.
  • The household has eligible immigration status (U.S. citizen/U.S. national, lawful permanent resident/conditional permanent resident, registry immigrant, a refugee/person seeking asylum or granted asylum).
  • Household income in January 2020 was at or below 60% of the Kennewick/Pasco/Richland income limits, established annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and stated below.
Income Limit Number of Individuals Residing in the household
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
30% $ 16,300.00 $ 18,600.00 $ 20,950.00 $ 23,250.00 $ 25,150.00 $ 27,000.00 $ 28,850.00 $ 30,700.00
50% $ 27,150.00 $ 31,000.00 $ 34,900.00 $ 38,750.00 $ 41,850.00 $ 44,950.00 $ 48,050.00 $ 51,150.00
60% $ 32,580.00 $ 37,200.00 $ 41,880.00 $ 46,500.00 $ 50,220.00 $ 53,940.00 $ 57,660.00 $ 61,380.00
80% $ 43,400.00 $ 49,600.00 $ 55,800.00 $ 62,000.00 $ 67,000.00 $ 71,950.00 $ 76,900.00 $ 81,850.00

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to be selected to receive assistance.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first eligible served basis until September 30, or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.  

For additional information contact Benton Franklin Community Action Committee at (509)545-4042 or email [email protected].

Apply today by following this link

Franklin & Benton County Program

Franklin County is also providing rental and utility assistance, in cooperation with Benton County, for residents.  More information on the County program can be found at https://www.co.benton.wa.us/pview.aspx?id=1753&catid=45.

Source: City of Pasco