January 4, 2021
Washington Governor Jay Inslee extended the state’s eviction moratorium, extending all existing provisions and making adjustments to provide additional support for landlords and property owners. The eviction moratorium was extended through March 31, 2021.
Gov. Inslee, who initially announced the extension last week, said, “COVID-19 has had a significant financial impact on Washingtonians over the last nine months. I know this moratorium has been critical for many families and individuals as they cope with the impacts of this virus.”
The proclamation extends state rental assistance programs to incorporate the newly approved federal funding for rental assistance. The stated goal of these rental assistance programs is modified to provide a path for landlords, property owners, and property managers to initiate an application for rental assistance.
The proclamation also clarifies that landlords and property owners may communicate with tenants in support of their applications for rental assistance.
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