Eviction Resolution Program
This is a place for landlords and tenants in Pierce County to get free mediation support. We do not provide legal advice or services; we bring both parties together to engage in dialog to create solutions and avoid eviction. Here’s how to get started:
step 1: CONTACT > step 2: REGISTER > step 3: START FRESH
step 1: CONTACT Call us and talk to an Eviction Resolution Specialist. Whether you are a tenant or landlord, we want to understand your situation and help determine how to support you moving forward toward resolution.
step 2: REGISTER Tenants and landlords can register for Pierce County Housing Assistance for financial support with rent and utilities.
- This Q&A from Pierce County may answer some of your questions about the rental assistance program.
step 3: START FRESH Check out other resources in our community that may also be of help.
NOTICE TO LANDLORDS and TENANTS
The “Bridge Proclamation” extending some eviction moratorium protections expired at 11:59pm on October 31, 2021. Potential evictions for unpaid rent from March 1, 2020 until the present are now subject to the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP), as enacted in April, 2021 (SB 5160 Section 7, RCW 59.18.630).
Landlords must engage the ERPP process before an eviction for unpaid rent may proceed to court. ERPP begins when a landlord serves a tenant and sends the local dispute resolution center an ERPP Notice along with a 14 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate. In some counties where a landlord sent these notices during the eviction moratorium or Bridge period for rent due from March, 2020 through July, 2021, new notices may be required under the ERPP. For unpaid rent due between August and October, 2021 only, previous ERPP Notices and 14 Day Notices to Pay or Vacate may be sufficient. Landlords and tenants are encouraged to consult legal counsel.
REMINDER: Mediation services through the Eviction Resolution Program are provided at no cost to the tenant and the landlord.
* We do not offer legal advice or legal representation.
This page was updated on November 11, 2021