Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program

 Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program


The Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program is funded with Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant funds from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Income guidelines provided by HUD may be updated during the project period.  Applicants, who do not qualify, may qualify with income limit changes, and we will attempt to contact affected homeowners if that occurs.  The current  income limits are posted on this site for reference and will be updated if and when HUD updates them.

For Current Income Limits CLICK HERE

Spokane County, Community Services, Housing and Community Development Department is administering the program  in agreement with the City of Spokane Valley. Applications will be available beginning July 15, 2020.

Please read all of the materials provided on this information page and prepare documents you will need when the application is available.

If you are unable to access the internet, please call the information line at 477-4508. We are working remotely during the COVID-19 and will return calls as promptly as possible. We will accommodate people who are unable to access the internet on a case by case basis when the application becomes available in July.

Whether electronic or hard copy, the application must be accompanied by documents that prove eligibility. A check list is provided on this site to help you prepare for the application when it becomes available in July.

To view Barker Road Sewer Assistance Program Check List CLICK HERE

One application will provide consideration for two types of assistance:

  • Sewer Assessment grants will be made available to qualified homeowners whose household income is at or below 50% MFI. The assessment will be paid to Environmental Services on behalf of the homeowner. These will be the first payments made and will occur sometime in the fall of 2020. Construction of the sewer system has not yet begun so the timeline is uncertain.
  • Zero interest, side sewer connection loans for up to $4,500, will be provided for homeowners whose household income is at or below 80% MFI. Homeowners will have the responsibility of getting three bids from qualified contractors and choosing one. After completion and inspection the loan will be granted using a deed of trust agreement between the homeowner and Spokane County.