Tenant Rights Webinars

As a response to current events with Covid-19, ELAP is now conducting webinars. Please see below for the recordings of these webinars, along with transcripts and further resources. If you are interested in a particular topic, please email Chris Lovings – ELAP’s Community Engagement Manager – at chris@elap.org.

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Tenant Rights and the Extended Rent Moratorium

Recorded 6.16.2020

Speakers:
Shane Woerner – ELAP Kirkland Housing Stability Project Staff Attorney

Powerpoint Presentation

Additional Resources:
Rent Moratorium Explainer – This explains the moratorium in plain language, has an FAQ section that addresses common concerns, and provides sample letters to give to landlord’s who are threatening to evict tenants.

WA Attorney General’s Office – The WA Attorney General’s office is enforcing the moratorium. Tenants and advocates can fill out a form in English or Spanish on their website, email them at civilrights@atg.wa.gov, or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1.

San Francisco Passes Sweeping Rent Moratorium – This article from the SF Chronicle provides an example of what a city could do to alleviate pressure on renters when the moratorium ends.

Advocacy Organizations:
Tenants Union of WA – The mission of the Tenants Union (TU) is to create housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.

WA Community Action Network – Washington CAN is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to racial, gender, and economic justice in Washington State.

Legal Aid Organizations: ELAP | Housing Justice Project | Solid Ground | Tenant Law Center

Transcript: English


Webinar en español sobre los derechos de los inquilinos

Grabado 5.19.2020

El orador: Joseph Jordan – Northwest Justice Project Abogado Senior
Las moderadoras
: Catherine Cruz – Miembro de la comunidad
Monik Martinez – Directora ejecutiva de 4 Tomorrow

Los recursos:
Covid-19 Moratoria sobre la extensión de los desalojos (español)
COVID-19 Moratorium on Evictions Extension (English)

Asistencia de alquiler: Attain Housing | MAPS | Bellevue LifeSpring | City of Issaquah | Catholic Community Services | Hopelink

Organizaciones de asistencia jurídica: ELAP | Housing Justice Project | Solid Ground | Tenant Law Center

La transcripción: Próximamente estad atentos


Updated Tenant Rights During Covid-19 (mini-Webinar)

Recorded 4.23.2020

Speakers:
Shane Woerner – ELAP Kirkland Housing Stability Project Staff Attorney

Additional Resources: WA Emergency Housing Protections – This document lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.

WA Attorney General’s Office – The WA Attorney General’s office is enforcing the moratorium. Tenants and advocates can fill out a form on their website (linked above), email them at civilrights@atg.wa.gov, or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1. 

Residential Landlord/Tenant Act – Shane mentions this law that explains the basic Landlord/Tenant relationship. Washington Law Help has a good summary of the law along with more information about its application.

WA Community Action Network – Washington CAN is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to racial, gender, and economic justice in Washington State.

Legal Aid Organizations: ELAP | Housing Justice Project | Solid Ground | Tenant Law Center

Transcript: English


Tenant Rights During Covid-19

Recorded 4.1.2020

Speakers:
Shane Woerner – ELAP’s Kirkland Housing Attorney
Edmund Witter – Housing Justice Project’s Senior Managing Attorney

Additional Resources: WA Emergency Housing Protections – Edmund mentioned this document during the presentation that lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.

Transcript: English | Spanish | Russian | Korean | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional)