What is the statewide eviction moratorium?

On February 29, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a State of Emergency for all counties throughout the state of Washington as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States and confirmed person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in Washington State. This moratorium has been extended through October 15, 2020.

A temporary moratorium on evictions and related actions throughout Washington State helps reduce economic hardship and related life, health, and safety risks to those members of our workforce who are impacted by layoffs and substantially reduced work hours or who are otherwise unable to pay rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

View the eviction moratorium info sheet to learn more about the moratorium:

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1. How do I apply?
2. What is the application process?
3. How long will it take?
4. When/how will I be notified when I am approved?
5. What is the statewide eviction moratorium?
6. Who do I contact if I need assistance with the application?
7. What documents can I use as evidence of income?
8. If I received previous emergency COVID-19 rental assistance from Share and Care House am I eligible to apply for this rental assistance?
9. I applied for assistance and received less than 3 months. May I re-apply if I need more rental assistance?
10. How do I know if my income qualifies for assistance?
11. What documentation do I need from my landlord?
12. Who do I contact if I’m experiencing technical difficulties?
13. Does this serve people in Tacoma?
14. Does this replace the old Rental Assistance program managed by Share and Care House?
15. Can I go back and make changes to my original application if I have realized I made a mistake?
16. Is rental assistance provided per lease holder or per residential dwelling?
17. My contact information has changed since I submitted my application, what do I do?
18. I was unable to attach documents when I submitted my application, what do I do now?