The current eviction system hits women and people of color the hardest. A recent study by the Seattle Women’s Commission and the King County Bar Association found that more than half of all evictions happened to people of color, twice what would be expected based on Washington demographics. Tell lawmakers we need eviction reform legislation this year!
Use this form to send a letter to your lawmakers in Olympia.
Note: We are waiting on some newly elected lawmakers to be added to our action alert system. If you notice that one of your lawmakers is missing, we encourage you to call the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 (TTY for hearing impaired 1-800-635-9993) and leave the following message:
"I'm calling to encourage you to support eviction reforms this year. I urge you to pass House bill 1453 and its companion Senate bill 5600, House bill 1656 and its companion Senate bill 5733, House bill 1440, and House bill 1694."
Evictions are a leading cause of homelessness in Washington State, and many households are just one small emergency away from not being able to pay the rent. Tell your lawmakers they need to address this crisis by passing eviction reforms to keep people in their homes!
Legislators have an opportunity this year to address the affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Make sure they know our priorities!