NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."

 

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August 30, 2020

For those struggling to pay rent because their employment has been affected by COVID-19, the good news is that Washington State’s eviction moratorium has been extended until Oct. 15.

The not-so-good news for the renter – but great news for the landlord – is that all that rent is still owed to your landlord.

“The moratorium is only for not paying your rent if you have been impacted by a job loss, reduced income or have been ill because of COVID-19,” explained Julie Galligan, housing counselor at NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor.

“I have had a few calls about the moratorium and now realize that many people are not fully understanding that this is not a summer break from paying their rent!” she said.

Again, the moratorium is just that – a break of time when landlords cannot start the eviction process for not paying rent if COVID-19 is the reason for the non-payment. All the rent is still owed to the landlord. This legislation just gives renters more time to come up with the money to pay the rent...

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