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EVICTION MORATORIUM UPDATE - Shared screen with speaker view
Wendy Dilay
24:46
wendy@howeinvestments.com
Desiree Richards (she/her) Center for Independence
24:47
desireer@cfisouth.org
Edgar Aldrett (Solid Ground)
24:47
edgara@solid-ground.org
Freddie C
25:01
frederickdcrumbley@gmail.com
Outreach
25:03
irene.c@lasawa.org
Betty
25:12
betty@lasawa.org
Juleeann Shared Housing Services
25:13
juleeann@sharedhousingservices.org
Reanna Bettencourt
25:18
rbettencourt@tpchd.org
Kimberlee Thornton
25:18
thornton.kimberlee@yahoo.com
Kevin Le
25:19
Everyone send privately if you could please
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
25:34
https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-19.4.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Jennifer
25:37
Jennifer.f@lasawa.org
rsulton
25:57
rsulton@tacomahousing.org
Cheryl Kehoe
26:10
ckehoe@tacomahousing.org
Aubrie Swain
26:27
aubries@cfisouth.org
Kevin Le
27:09
Please privately send your e-mail address to Jason Gauthier (Host)
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
28:45
Here is a link to the moratorium that we will be covering today: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-19.4.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Dianna
30:03
diannakielian@comcast.net
Jason Gauthier
30:47
To those who recently entered this meeting if you’d like a copy of the recording please send me a private message with your email address.
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
33:48
Please type any questions you have in this chat
Betty
34:16
what about tenants that owed rent PRIOR to covid
Shante Henderson
35:24
I have several tenants that have money due prior to the pandemic also. Also tenants that are not working and it is not related to COVID who are refusing to communicate
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
37:50
https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-19.4.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Desiree Richards (she/her) Center for Independence
38:12
So in that case, would the money be owed after the end of this? (for rent increases)
Jason Gauthier
38:43
To folks who have recently joined the meeting, if you’d like a recording of this meeting please private message me your email and it’ll be sent out following this meeting.
Barb Otte-Potter
39:38
if someone moves due to Covid because they can not longer afford their rent can they get out of their lease?.
Shante Henderson
41:12
We currently have over $80,000 in delinquency
Jennifer
41:48
Can landlords evict on accrued fees?
Melissa Moss
42:39
Does this apply to motel/hotel tenants? I have had managers reach out that were unclear if they could evict someone if they refuse to pay for their rooms.
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
42:42
https://centerforresolution.org/ -pierce county dispute resolution center
ChiQuata Elder
43:09
How does the rent increases apply in new leases? example: Landlord has tenant sign new lease that starts now but says rent increase does not start until January 1, 2021.
Jennifer
45:23
What happens to the tenant if they default on the payment arrangement?
Lance Orloff
45:46
baronorloff@yahoo.com
Shante Henderson
46:33
Is there a charge for utilizing the DRC?
Olivia
46:41
Does the dispute resolution center charge for this service?
Ashley Duckworth
46:44
It is free
ChiQuata Elder
46:52
Are tenants required to enter into a payment plan before the moratorium expires?
Olivia
47:38
Can a tenant compel a landlord to enter into negotiations with the DRC? What happens if the landlord refuses?
Jennifer Ammons
47:55
They now can pay up to 6 months of rent for people below 80% AMI.
Shante Henderson
48:04
Pierce County Human Services??? 253-798-7171?
Jennifer
48:31
LASA also has rent assistance available for those in Tacoma, Lakewood, and Fife. Our website is www.lasapierce,org
Jennifer Ammons
48:33
https://piercecowa.gov/housinghelp
Jennifer
49:06
www.lasapierce.org
Jennifer Ammons
49:11
They have more than half their money left.
Jennifer Ammons
49:44
Sorry, use this link instead: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4701/Housing-Assistance-and-Programs
Shante Henderson
50:15
Can they get funds from different agencies???
Ashley Duckworth
50:19
https://www.cognitoforms.com/PCHSHomelessPrograms/PierceCountyRentalAssistanceProgramApplication
Kathy Talerico
50:24
I tried to submit for a tenant and it asked more questions than I was able to answer. How do we submit without answering required questions such as birthday and such.
Ashley Duckworth
50:26
That is the application for tenants
Tacoma Urban League- Michele
50:39
Are tenants able to utilize rental assistance funds more than once if they have already received help?
Ashley Duckworth
50:53
You just enter what you know and put unknown or 0 in the boxes.
Jason Gauthier
50:54
For folks who just entered the meeting, if you’d like a copy of this recording please private message me your email address and a link will be sent to you following this meeting.
Jim Henderson
51:12
Is there a cap on the amount of rental assistance a tenant can receive (ie three months' rent or $?)
Jennifer
51:13
tenants can utilize funding from multiple agencies.
Ashley Duckworth
51:25
Here is a full list of COVID resources: https://www.uwpc.org/covid-19-resource-list
Ashley Duckworth
51:39
Here is the form to submit tenants info to our office: https://forms.gle/6UhR1vqBGVZvTUFPA
iPhone
52:01
jaredpost20@hotmail.com
Shante Henderson
52:09
Hi Jennifer! It's nice to finally put a face to the name!
Ashley Duckworth
52:26
They are capped at 3 months right now, Jim.
Jason Gauthier
52:33
Question I got in a private I understand that Pierce County has funds and on 2-1-1 we are informing tenants to apply for rental assistance (now also landlords) but... I also understand that it is required to show reduced or no income DUE TO COVID. Is this no longer a requirement?
Ashley Duckworth
52:44
Oh, 6 months. I did not know that :)
Jennifer
52:45
Yes Shante, it has been nice working with you
Shante Henderson
53:51
To engage in the Early Resolution Program, all we need to do is contact the DRC office?
Chris Dobler
55:31
Wouldn't the renter be wacky not to do so...just like a housing provider?
Wendy Dilay
55:35
Is there a different form for the landlord to fill out for the tenant to get rental assistance or do we use the same form that the resident uses?
Jennifer Ammons
55:52
Jason, I think the "due to COVID" requirement still exists, but as Mark said, almost anything is due to COVID these days.
Ashley Duckworth
57:28
Wendy, you use the same application that the tenants would fill out.
Wendy Dilay
57:38
Thank you Ashley!
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
57:41
https://centerforresolution.org/
Kevin Le
58:20
Our definition of COVID related impact at LASA, as well as with PCHS (if I'm correct), is that it is just a loss of employment or reduction in wages after the COVID regulations were put in place. For us, the date we used is any loss of income after March 12th.Hopefully this helps.
Jennifer Ammons
58:32
Chris, if I were a renter, I might not engage in conversation during the moratorium either, because it's really hard to know what your financial situation will be when the moratorium lifts. With a new COVID spike, additional closures may be implemented. Even with current closures, businesses are going under. A tenant with a job now may not still have a job by Jan 1, so they may not want to enter into a repayment plan yet.
Jennifer
01:00:25
fees that may be outstanding prior to the moratorium.
Jason Gauthier
01:00:59
If you want to follow along: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/proc_20-19.4.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Aubrie Swain
01:02:40
If someone has been in a motel for more than 14 days are they able to get assistance with payments to the motel?
Shante Henderson
01:03:45
When it comes to using the DRC, can you stipulate that rent be paid going forward as a part of your payment plan?
Stina - she/her/hers
01:05:10
Is there any indication that past due rent will be "forgiven" or no longer be a total red flag and housing barrier on tenant applications?
Jennifer Ammons
01:05:15
Aubrie, yes.
Desiree Richards (she/her) Center for Independence
01:05:32
and if there is an increase in rent during the moratorium, not able to be collected until after it is ended. Can those be collectable at the end?
jlarocque
01:05:58
JUST CONFIRMED. THA will be administering 492,000 for clients on the voucher program. Up to 3 months of late rent including tenant portions. Announce will be out soon!!
Kimberlee Thornton
01:06:08
But a tenant can't be EVICTED based on late fees either before or after the moratorium, correct?
Ashley Duckworth
01:06:19
Correct, Kimberlee
Kevin
01:06:26
Would that mean landlords can retroactively issue late fees after the moratorium ends, for each month that was past due?
Shante Henderson
01:09:03
@Ashley Duckworth, what is your organization's contact info
Ashley Duckworth
01:09:14
hjp@tacomaprobono.org
Ashley Duckworth
01:09:22
https://forms.gle/6UhR1vqBGVZvTUFPA
Ashley Duckworth
01:09:27
You can enter tenants info here :)
Kathy Talerico
01:10:34
Our office was under the assumption that if we do not have a payment plan in place at the time the moratorium lifts we will NOT be able to collect any of the past due rent through eviction. Is that true?
Chris Dobler
01:11:19
Yes, but will we get a jump start
Jason Gauthier
01:11:36
From Daniel Pizarro to Me: (Privately) (12:48 PM)
are 60 day notices to tenants that did not contain affidavit language rendered ‘void’ by the updated moratorium language? would a new 60 need to be served, or can an affidavit just be provided to the Court?
Jason Gauthier
01:13:17
Can landlord communicate in writing offering to enter into an affordable repayment plan directly with tenant now or up to "30ish" days following end of moratorium. In the event the tenant does not respond, would the debt therefore become enforceable debt? Perhaps this may handle folks who are not responsive? Thoughts?
Chris Dobler
01:13:33
My question was essentially will we move to the head of the line?
Stina - she/her/hers
01:14:41
Not that the debt is forgiven, but that landlords can continue to use it to deny a tenant application
Cheryl Kehoe
01:15:26
If evicted could they enter order for limited dissemination?
Ashley Duckworth
01:15:52
If they get to an eviction hearing they can ask the court to enter an order for limited dissemination.
Kevin
01:16:06
Can the debt be considered collectible if the tenant moves out and breaks the lease during the moratorium?
Ashley Duckworth
01:16:18
Only if a payment plan was offered, Kevin.
Olivia
01:16:27
What if the landlord offers a payment plan several months after the tenant has moved out? When does the landlord cede their right to ask for or offer a payment plan?
ChiQuata Elder
01:16:50
Does the 60-day notices have to comply with all of the requirements under the RLTA and the Tacoma RHC if the property is within the COT limits?
Daniel Pizarro
01:17:17
yes, thank you
Ashley Duckworth
01:17:19
Yes, ChiQuata.
Stephen Lardieri
01:17:44
That could be a problem, because COT notices include language that talk about eviction.
Kevin
01:18:14
Also, I wasn't sure if we touched on this question:Can landlords can retroactively issue late fees after the moratorium ends, for each month that was past due?I apologize if someone already answered it,
Betty
01:19:11
We have people moving other persons in to their units, we know nothing about the unauthorized? Do we serve 10 days forever? at what point does that unauthorized become a "tenant"
Joshua Brumley, ATTY
01:19:20
My office is available to support tenants or landlords, please call 253-236-4079 to set a free consult
Griselda’s iPhone
01:19:33
does this apply for clean and sober housing if they are on a lease? Let’s say tenants are in a program and it’s ending would we be ok with giving the 120 day notice?
Amanda Santo MSC
01:19:40
We have tenants whose guests are causing issues on the property - damage to property, threatening others, violent behaviors. can we issue notices to tenants since they are responsible for their guests ?
Adria Buchanan
01:20:06
Beyond threatening eviction, could landlords allude to a lack of communication being kept on record for future reference? Could alternative language be used to compel tenants to respond?
Griselda’s iPhone
01:20:17
Griselda.naranjo@mschelps.org
Stina - she/her/hers
01:20:55
Sorry, we should send our email addresses to whom?
Desiree Richards (she/her) Center for Independence
01:21:09
send it to Jason gauthier
Jennifer
01:23:28
So, if there is drug usage and other harmful activities happening then; can we move forward with removing them from the property.?
Desiree Richards (she/her) Center for Independence
01:24:11
Thank you!!! You guys are all awesome!
Betty
01:24:23
Thank you all so much
Ashley Duckworth
01:24:27
Thank you everyone!
Kimberlee Thornton
01:24:29
Thank you!
Griselda’s iPhone
01:24:37
thank you!
Amanda Santo MSC
01:24:38
thank you
Rath
01:24:40
Thank you!
Mary Smith
01:24:42
Thanks everyone!