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By SYDNEY BROWN
Washington State Journal 

Eviction protections approved by state Senate

Democrats pass bills over GOP objections, free legal advice approved for tenants

 

Last updated 3/11/2021 at 12:23pm



OLYMPIA — As the end of an emergency eviction moratorium looms over thousands of Washington renters, a bill requiring landlords to have just cause for evicting a tenant passed the House of Representatives in a 54-44 vote March 7. 

“Stopping evictions means preventing homelessness,” Rep. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, told the House as the bill’s primary sponsor.

HB 1236 puts an end to “no-cause evictions,” which some described as yet another way for landlords to practice discrimination against tenants. The bill defines reasons landlords can use to justify their reasons for eviction,...



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