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 LimitsSNAPwww.snapwa.org (509) 456-7627
Rental Assistance - Within City of SpokaneLiveStoriesCity of Spokane Rental Assistance Program for Tenants | LiveStories1-855-582-3973

Family Promise of SpokaneHousing Assistance Portal (hap.solutions)(509) 816-2101

Carl Maxey Centerwww.carlmaxeycenter.org (509) 795-1886
Dispute Resolution Centers
(509) 456-0103
(509) 838-2799
Housing Justice Project
admin@spokanebar.org (509) 477-2674

Videos: Understanding how the program worksSpokane County Resources

Washington's Eviction Resolution Program - How it Works

Why Mediate?

What Can a Mediator Do for You?

Preparing for Resolution in Mediation

What Does Dispute Resolution Feel Like?

ERPP Program Guide

Standing Order - Issued March 4, 2022

Standing Order - Appointment of Counsel

Required ERPP Notice and Resource Information

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