• NEW Eviction Rent Assistance Program – Comment Period

The COVID-19 outbreak has reduced incomes for many Washingtonians, leaving them unable to pay their rent. Commerce is seeking comments on all aspects of a new short-term and limited Eviction Rent Assistance Program. This draft program is intended to prevent evictions by paying past due and future rent, targeting limited resources to those with the greatest needs while working to distribute funds equitably.

Please provide us your best thinking and critiques and send comments no later than noon on Monday, July 13 to jeff.spring@commerce.wa.gov.

You can review the program’s draft documents here.