Read the full news release here.
The Governor’s Office announced today, June 24th, 2021, that a statewide eviction moratorium “bridge” will go into effect July 1 through September 30, 2021.
The Governor asserted that this “bridge” will “help ensure that renters and landlords have the opportunity to receive support and resources that are available to them.”
Housing stability programs, like the King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program, are anticipated to begin distributing much needed rental assistance in early July, and new tenant protections established in SB 5160 are in the process of rolling out.
Some important notes from the news release:
- For past rent due from Feb. 29, 2020 through July 31, 2021, landlords are prohibited from evicting a tenant until there is an operational rental assistance program and eviction resolution program in place in their county.
- Landlords are prohibited from treating past unpaid rent or other charges as an enforceable debt until the landlord and tenant have been provided with an opportunity to resolve nonpayment through an eviction resolution pilot program.
- Beginning August 1, renters are expected to pay full rent, reduced rent negotiated with landlord, or actively seek rental assistance funding. Landlords may only evict a tenant if none of those actions are being taken but must offer the tenant a reasonable re-payment plan before beginning the eviction process.
- Hotels and motels, Airbnbs, long-term care facilities and other non-traditional housing are exempt from the order.
The full proclamation and details are forthcoming.
Please share this news with your fellow Vincentians and neighbors!