Housing Stabilization Services Program

ORIA Program Manager:

The DSHS Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance is partnering with community-based organizations to offer one-time housing assistance for recently arrived refugees and humanitarian immigrants in financial need. This program can help with housing-related costs, including rent, security deposits, utility payments and other approved fees.


To receive Housing Stabilization Services, primary applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Washington state.
  • Be a renting individual or household experiencing housing instability and can demonstrate financial need.
  • Have resided in the United States for five years or less.
  • Provide documents that show a financial need.
  • Have an immigration status that makes them eligible for federally funded refugee services from the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. For more information about ORR eligibility, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Program Enrollment Considerations

  • All housing assistance payments will be made directly to the landlord or third-party vendor.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need by disclosing all adult household members’ income and resources.
  • Applicants must have an income and rental amounts that are at or below program eligibility limits.

Service Providers

To apply for the Housing Stabilization Services program, please contact one of our community providers who can assist you with enrollment.


Contact Information

Diocese of Olympia – Refugee Resettlement Office

Email: info@ecww.org

Phone: 206-323-3152

Website: http://www.dioceserroseattle.org

International Rescue Committee – Seattle

Tawab Fakhri

Email: Tawab.Fakhri@rescue.org

Phone: 206-623-2105

Website: https://www.rescue.org/united-states/seattle-wa

International Rescue Committee – Spokane

Grainne Curtin

Email: Grainne.Curtin@rescue.org

Phone: 509-290-5502

Jewish Family Services – Seattle

Helen Wilson

Email: hwilson@jfsseattle.org

Phone: 253-850-4065

Website: https://www.jfsseattle.org

Lutheran Community Services Northwest Everett, SeaTac, Tacoma, Vancouver

David Moser

Email: dmoser@lcsnw.org

Phone: 253-507-4677

Website: https://refugeesnw.org/contact-us/

Partner in Employment

Mursal Ghiassi

Email: mursal@partnerinemployment.org

Phone: 206-429-3824

Website: https://partnerinemployment.org/contact-us/

Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest

Van Dinh-Kuno

Email: vkuno@everettcc.edu

Phone: 425-388-9312

Website: https://risnw.org/contact-us/

Refugee Women's Alliance

Email: housing@rewa.org

Phone: 253-859-6197 or 206-721-0243

Website: https://www.rewa.org

TRAC Associates

Sherry Falk

Email: sherry@tracassoc.com

Phone: 206-443-9999

Website: http://www.tracassoc.com/contact-us.html

World Relief - Spokane

Andrea Simpson

Email: asimpson@wr.org

Phone: 509-484-9829

Website: https://worldrelief.org/spokane/

World Relief - Tri-Cities

Ken Primus

Email: Kprimus@wr.org

Phone: 509-734-5477

Website: https://worldrelief.org/tricities/

World Relief-Western Washington

Denisse Fernandez

Email: LFernandez@wr.org

Phone: 253-277-1121

Website: https://worldrelief.org/western-wa/about-us/contact-us/