On September 23, 2021 Governor Inslee extended the housing stability bridge proclamation through October 31, 2021. The bridge proclamation was issued in June of this year to bridge the gap between the expired eviction moratorium and new protections and programs created by the state legislature. This is not an extension of the moratorium. Some evictions can resume and it is important for tenants to apply for rental assistance and seek legal support, especially if they receive an eviction notice. Please help share this information in your community.
Resources for renters:
- Attorney General’s question and complaint form about the statewide eviction proclamation (or call (833) 660-4877)
- Tenants Union of Washington State Tenants Rights Hotline: 206-723-0500.
- Legal information about housing: WashingtonLawHelp.org
- Information about local rental assistance programs
- Blog post outlining more details on the proclamation and the new protections created by the legislature
- Overview of Washington's eviction process under Bridge Proclamation
- Graphic from the Housing Justice Project designed to help tenants know their rights (view or download in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog or Vietnamese).