Unlawful Detainer Hearings / Evictions
Spokane Superior Court Eviction Resolution Program
With many landlords and tenants hit hard by impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spokane County is expecting to face a large number of eviction cases after state and federal moratoria on evictions are lifted. In hopes of reducing the severity of a wave of evictions in the community, the Spokane County Superior Court has established an Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) that will require problem-solving steps before eviction cases may be filed in court.
The program has been implemented since 11/9/2020. The goal of the program is to bring all parties together with trained resolution specialists to explore solutions such as available state and local rental assistance, or achievable payment plans that could help tenants retain their housing and divert many situations from the legal eviction process. The program was developed by the state Superior Court Judges’ Association (SCJA) in partnership with the state Office of Civil Legal Aid.
Landlords and tenants can find details about the eviction resolution program, and how they can participate, on the statewide web site dedicated to the program at https://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/index.cfm?fa=newsinfo.EvictionResolutionProgram
|Rental Assistance - Outside of City Limits||SNAP||www.snapwa.org||(509) 456-7627|
|Rental Assistance - Within City of Spokane||LiveStories||City of Spokane Rental Assistance Program for Tenants | LiveStories||1-855-582-3973|
|Family Promise of Spokane||Housing Assistance Portal (hap.solutions)||(509) 816-2101|
|Carl Maxey Center||www.carlmaxeycenter.org||(509) 795-1886|
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|Housing Justice Projectemail@example.com||(509) 477-2674|
|Videos: Understanding how the program works||Spokane County Resources|
ERPP Program Guide