Eviction moratorium extended through October 15

Last week, Governor Jay Inslee announced the extension of the eviction moratorium through October 15, 2020 “as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide.”

Governor Inslee first proclaimed a moratorium on evictions in mid-March. The moratorium was then extended and expanded in mid-April and the order was set through June 4.

Here are modifications included in the extension:

  • Makes minor clarifications to existing restrictions, such as clarifying that law enforcement may serve eviction orders that include findings required by the proclamation; and
  • Creates a workgroup to help inform potential changes to the moratorium in the short-term and the long-term, if needed. The workgroup is specifically asked to consider how future extensions could address options to increase rent.

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