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By Strom Peterson
21st Legislative District 

More time is needed for rental evictions | Guest View

 

Last updated 2/10/2022 at 10:18am



Imagine getting a notice in the mail that your rent, probably your largest monthly expense, is going up 10%, 20%, 50%, or even more, and you have just 60 days to figure out what to do.

Will you get a second job? Cancel your health insurance? Find a new place to live in one of the tightest rental markets in decades (currently a 3.6% vacancy rate)?

Well, this is happening to families here in the 21st District, just like it is all over the state of Washington, and across the country. Nationwide, rents have risen nearly 20% in the past year.

Legislation I introduced (HB1904) will give people...



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