Take a seat and support fund that aids new renters | HeraldNet.com – Local news

Rent for even one-bedroom apartments in Snohomish County can easily approach $1,000 a month. Renters inevitably face the added first and last months’ rent plus a damage deposit before getting the keys to a place to call home.

Since 1991, a fund established by real estate agents in Snohomish County has helped renters, many coming out of shelters, to overcome that barrier. It’s called the Homeless Endowment Fund. Organized by the Snohomish County Camano Association of Realtors, and now administered by Volunteers of America Western Washington, the fund loans move-in costs to qualified renters.

“It’s kind of a passion of mine,” said Kay Frederickson, a real estate agent …

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