WSR 14-09-112
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed April 23, 2014, 8:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-436-0002 If my family has an emergency, can I get help from DSHS to get or keep our housing or utilities? and possible other related sections in Title 388 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, and 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend rules to increase the amount of additional requirements for emergent needs (AREN) payments that can be issued from a $750.00 maximum lifetime limit to $750.00 maximum in a twelve-month period.
Proposed amendments will support AREN changes outlined in the Agency Detail (Rec Sum) for ESSB 6002 (2014 supplemental budget) that passed the 63rd legislature on March 13, 2014.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kerry Judge-Kemp, Program Manager, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4630, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail
April 16, 2014
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator