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Stay Housed, Stay Healthy Campaign Launch
March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
A group of tenant advocates and progressive organizations are banding together to push for new renter protections in a “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy” campaign, starting with a kickoff event from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Monday, March 29th.
The event is spearheaded by the Seattle Transit Riders Union (TRU) and co-sponsored by 16 other groups, including The Urbanist. Attendees can register for the virtual launch event to receive an email with Zoom information. For more information, read our article on the campaign.
Legislation proposed by King County Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Girmay Zahilay would advance a suite of tenant protections:
- Require a just cause to evict tenants in unincorporated King County;
- Cap move-in, security and other fees and deposits and allow incremental payment;
- Require landlords to give up to four months’ notice for significant rent increases;
- Prohibit rent hikes in unsafe or unlivable housing;
- Allow tenants to adjust rent due date if they live on fixed income;
- Add protections against eviction over late rent;
- Prohibit landlords from requesting Social Security number for pre-rental screening.