NO COST Program to Prevent Evictions (ERPP -Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

Washington’s Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) was established by the state legislature as a two-year mandatory pilot operating statewide from November 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023. 

The ERPP ends by state statute as of July 1, 2023. Landlords are no longer required to provide tenants with an ERPP Notice and no longer required to give tenants the option to participate in the ERPP before the landlord can file an unlawful detainer (eviction) case in court for rent not paid.

About the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

 With many landlords and tenants hit hard by impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, King County is expecting to face a large number of eviction cases after state and federal moratoria on evictions are lifted. In hopes of reducing the severity of a wave of evictions in the community, the King County Superior Court has established an Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) that will require problem solving steps in situations involving non-payment of rent so that there will be no need to file an eviction case. 

The program began as a pilot project in Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston Counties on November 9th, 2020. Though state and federal eviction moratoria have not lifted yet, the program is available now in hopes landlords and tenants will join in the resolution programs early to take advantage of the assistance and get a head start on problem solving.


Pierce County Human Services 

Housing Justice Project

Center for Dialogue and Resolution

Superior Court Judges’ Association