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Landlords not likely to be paid as eviction moratorium ends

Gov. Inslee's new mandated "bridge" offers loopholes to avoid payment

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new eviction “bridge” program this morning, June 24, but landlords will not likely see rent payments any time soon.

Inslee said the existing coronavirus-related eviction moratorium will expire June 30.

However, under his new mandate, landlords are still generally prohibited from evicting tenants that owe past-due rent and even future rent, if a tenant has attempted to negotiate a lower rate or is seeking rental assistance money.

That money will be available through county agencies once a state program is functioning as a conduit to pass federal dollars ont...


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