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Governor Jay Inslee Extends Bridge Eviction Moratorium


Governor Jay Inslee announced this Thursday he is extending the bridge eviction moratorium until the end of October.

“We did not think it made sense to end the moratorium while we had millions of dollars sitting in our pockets not distributed to these tenants,” Inslee said.

He said he hopes by the end of October, local governments will have had enough time to process applications for rental assistance. 

Under the bridge moratorium, landlords can’t evict tenants if they have applied for rental assistance and and have responded to a request for mediation.

If tenants do not participate in those programs, they are still at risk of eviction.

Some version of the eviction moratorium has been in place since March of 2020.

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