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King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program

With $145 million in funding from the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), this program will help King County residents by:
  • Paying past, current, and future rent
  • Targeting resources to people in need
The Tenant Pool is now open for individuals or households needing rental assistance. Apply today! If you need language assistance, please contact: 206-477-1331. FOR TENANTS FOR LANDLORDS
Rent and Lease Advice

King County Office of Emergency Management

Public Health - Seattle & King County and the King County Office of Emergency Management can provide support to medical and care facilities, congregate settings, and other organizations in need of these critical supplies.
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Legal Services

Apply to work one-on-one with an attorney. Attorneys will answer questions and provide legal advice on business law needs. Types of Legal Issues We Assist Small Business Owners With:
  • Business Entity Formation – LLC/PLLC, Sole Proprietor, Partnership, C-Corporation, Social Purpose Corporation
  • Drafting Agreements: Shareholder Agreements, Operating Agreements.
  • Advice on Corporate Governance
  • Maintenance and Compliance with State and Federal Law
  • Taxes – Advice regarding federal, state, and local taxes.
  • Contracts – Drafting and advising on business contracts.
  • Employment – Preparing, reviewing and revising personnel policies, independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, employment contracts, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Real Estate – drafting or reviewing property leases and purchase and sale agreements.
  • Intellectual Property
  • Risk and Liability Assessment – Assistance on risk and liability assessment including waiver and release forms, and advice on insurance coverage.
What We Do Not Do:
  • Litigation Matters – Do not provide assistance on litigation matters or with hearings.
  • Conflicts/Embezzlement – Do not assist with situations of conflict between board members/staff, or embezzlement.
  • Individual Claims against Nonprofits – Do not provide assistance to individuals with their pursuit of claims against nonprofit and community organizations.
  • Ongoing Legal Assistance – Unable to help find an attorney to serve on a nonprofit’s board, or have an attorney be on-call or serve as General Counsel.
  • Legal Advice Over the Phone
Eligibility Following our vision for a more equitable Washington we are proud to offer two avenues of assistance for low income small business owners; our clinics and our full representation services. To be eligible for free legal services through our clinics or full representation, all business owners must demonstrate the following:
  • The business is registered in Washington state;
  • Is unable to pay for legal fees without significant impairment to operations;
  • Owner(s) household income is below 80% of the King County HUD guidelines; (all owners must qualify if more than one)
  • Seeks legal assistance on a business or organizational matter

If you are interested in applying for these services or have any questions, please reach out to contact@communities-rise.org.

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Management Consulting Services

  • Board development
  • Meeting or retreat facilitation
  • Communications planning
  • Organizational development, and more.
Some services are provided by our staff consultants and others are provided on a sliding-scale fee basis using consultants who are members of our Executive Service Corps. With more than 500 service corps members, most with nonprofit experience, there is almost no area where we cannot find the expertise you need. While our Information & Referral help, including many online resources, is free, there are fees for most 501 Commons services. For many management consulting services, we charge on a sliding scale, helping make services affordable to organizations of all sizes.

Fill out the Request for Assistance Form here https://www.501commons.org/services/request-for-assistance-form.

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Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster loan (MREIDL)

If you have an essential employee who is a military reservist called to active duty, SBA provides loans to help eligible small businesses with operating expenses. The maximum Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster loan (MREIDL) loan amount is $2 million.
  • The amount of each loan is limited to the actual economic injury as calculated by SBA, business interruption insurance and whether the business and/or its owners have sufficient funds to operate.
  • If your business is a major source of employment, SBA has authority to waive the $2 million statutory limit.
  • Businesses with the financial capacity to fund their own recovery are not eligible for MREIDL assistance. Federal law requires SBA to first determine whether the credit necessary to accomplish full recovery is available from non-government sources without creating an undue financial hardship.
The filing period begins on the date the essential employee receives a notice of expected call-up and ends one year after the essential employee is discharged or released from active duty.
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Eligible Entities: Mercer Island-based businesses and non-profits
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