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Vancouver, Wash. –  A new rent assistance program is available to assist tenants in Clark County who owe partial or full rent to their landlord in March 2020 or later. Households must also have an income equal to or less than 50% of Area Median Income ($46,050 for a family of 4). Additional screening requirements must also be met. However, citizenship documentation is not required.

Up to three months of assistance may be provided to eligible households. Assistance will be provided to eligible households until available funds are expended. Households may only be assisted one time with these funds.

Anyone needing to access the program are encouraged to call the Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline at 360.695.9677, for all languages from 9 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays or Share at 360.952.8317 ext. 387 in English or 360.952.8318 ext. 386 in Spanish, Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Additional information can be found at

The Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) Grant is intended to prevent evictions by paying past due, current due and future rent, targeting limited resources to those with the greatest needs while working to distribute funds equitably.

This project was supported by a grant awarded by U.S. Department of the Treasury. Grant funds are administered by the Local Government Coronavirus Relief Fund through the Washington State Department of Commerce.

KBMS 1480-AM is pleased to announce the addition of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show which started airing at the start of the new year on January 6, 2020 in the Greater Portland/Vancouver area.

The show airs weekdays from 3a-7a PST. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is quick-paced and anchored by one of the nation’s most popular comedians. Easily entertaining a wide variety of listeners, the “can’t miss a minute” morning show perfectly blends music, exclusive comedy and spiritual entertainment with today’s hottest topics in news, entertainment and sports. Rickey Smiley was recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters in 2017 as recipient of the Marconi award for “Top National/Syndicated Talent.”

Rickey uses personality, humor, conviction and relevant information to deliver a high-energy morning show engaging his listening community in unexpected ways. His show has distinguished itself with its innovative mix of entertainment and an unfiltered view on contemporary black life and parenthood, focusing on family, community and mentorship.

Rounding out the show is a cast of personalities known to spark engagement and laughs:

Eva Marcille – Mom, model and entrepreneur who contributes a relatable woman’s point of view with a sharp wit and sometimes challenging position
Gary Wit Da Tea – Listeners count on Gary for the hottest entertainment gossip and a colorful opinion on just about everything
Da Brat – The same in-your-face candor that made her a hip hop star makes her a listener favorite, bringing wit, humor and a fresh outlook every morning
Rock T – A sports analyst with a hip hop flair, he not only reports the sports news…he predicts it as well
Special K – A master at finding the funny in the headlines, Special K takes the role of news correspondent to hilarious new levels