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Jesse Jones: Homeless Homeowner Gets His House Back

Jesse Jones, KIRO 7 News  I  April 10, 2024

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Home Again

[un]Divided with Brandi Kruse  |  March 14, 2024

The saga of Seattle’s ‘homeless’ landlord has come to an end. Governor Inslee pressed on the disastrous state of juvenile detention. ‘unBelievable’ approaches to crime. Markets bet against the Climate Commitment Act.

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WA Approves More Funds for Tenant Attorneys As Evictions Remain High

Heidi Groover, The Seattle Times  I  March 11, 2024

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Jesse Jones: Washington Spends Millions to Give Taxpayer Funded Lawyers to Tenants Facing Eviction  (KIRO 7 News 2/11/2024)

Jesse Jones: Puyallup landlord says nightmare tenants trashed late wife’s house (KIRO 7 News  |  2/1/24)

Rent stabilization bill stalls in WA Senate (The Seattle Times  |  January 31, 2024)

Housing Hurdles (City Inside/Out  |  January 26, 2024) 

Hour 1: Why Washington continues to go in the wrong direction with affordable housing (The John Curley & Shari Elliker Show  |  January 26, 2024)

Proposed bills aim to cap rent increases at 5% a year in Washington (KOMO News  |  

What tenant protections will WA lawmakers consider in 2024? (The Seattle Times | 12/22/2024)

Why have Washington eviction cases doubled in the past six months? (Crosscut | 11/28/2023)

‘Nightmare’ infestation leaves Everett family in debt, battling landlord (Bellingham Herald | 12/15/2023)

Tacoma renter initiative is likely to pass as final votes are counted (Seattle Times | 11/20/2023)

Tacoma voters to decide on controversial tenants’ rights measure Seattle Times | 11/1/2023)

Tacoma landlords express concerns over proposed tenant protection measure (KOMO News | 11/1/2023)

Tacoma is in the election spotlight. One vote could ripple ‘for generations’ in WA | OPINION

Tacoma to consider new tenants rights measure on Nov. 7 ballot (Crosscut | 9/29/2023)

Housing org: Tacoma tenant rights measure would lead to loss of rental properties (The Center Square | 9/8/2023)

Proposed rent control could distort Seattle's rental market (The Center Square | 7/24/2023)

Seattle City Council to consider instituting rent control (Kiro 7 | 7/21/2023)

Seattle rent control proposal to go before full council after failing in committee (King 5 | 7/21/2023)

Seattle City Council to consider instituting rent control (Kiro 7 | 7/21/2023)

Councilmember Sawant stirs rent control debate in Seattle (Seattle Times | 7/17/2023)

Thinking about renting out your Seattle-area house? Read this first (Seattle Times | 6/2/2023)

Fentanyl crisis clashes with eviction regulations for Seattle landlord (KOMO News | 6/1/2023)

Seattle-area rents hold steady after pandemic-fueled spikes (Seattle Times | 5/19/2023)

Fewer WA renters face eviction now than before COVID. Will that last? (Seattle Times | 5/7/2023) 

Seattle rent could increase as a result of newly passed $10 late-fee cap (The Center Square | 4/21/2023)

Court Says Landlords Can Ask Tenants About Criminal History (Rental Housing Journal | 3/28/2023)

Seattle is losing more apartments than it's building. Small landlords blame overregulation (KUOW | 3/23/2023)

Small landlords share concerns about recent housing laws with Seattle City Council committee (King 5 | 3/22/2023)

'An extreme outlier:' Rental Association reacts after King Co. detective is shot serving eviction notice (Q13 | 3/21/2023)

Federal court rules Seattle landlords can ask about criminal history (KUOW | 3/21/2023)

Proposed ordinance would cap late fees for Seattle renters (King 5 | 3/17/2023)

Average Seattle apartment is 659 square feet, the smallest in the country (King 5 | 3/15/2023)

WA efforts to cap rent hikes, give tenants more notice fail in Olympia (Seattle Times | 3/9/2023)

Lawmakers said housing crisis was top priority. This is what happened to rent limits (The Bellingham Herald | 3/9/2023)

New Washington legislation aims to stablize rent as housing crisis worsens (Northwest Public Broadcasting | 2/24/2023)

WA bills seek to cap rent hikes and register rentals, landlords object (Seattle Times | 1/27/2023)

Washington lawmakers want to curb "bonkers" rent hikes (AXIOS Seattle | 1/18/2023)

Landlords, tenants look for balance in new rules on rental housing (KOMO News | 1/11/2023)

Five Seattle suburbs added new landlord-renter laws this year. Here’s what they do. (Seattle Times | 12/15/2022)

Seattle landlords accused of conspiring to raise apartment rents (Seattle Times | 11/16/2022)

Rising rents create a conundrum in Clark County, Tenant advocates urge caps; landlords say that would worsen housing shortage (The Columbian | 11/5/2023)

Seattle landlords accused of conspiring to raise apartment rents (Seattle Times | 11/16/2022)

Landlord keeping your security deposit? Here are your rights in WA (Seattle Times | 9/10/2022)

Skyrocketing Seattle-area rents leave tenants with no easy choices (Seattle Times | 8/14/2022)

WA landlords sue over eviction protection (Seattle Times | 7/28/2022)

Next time your Seattle landlord hikes the rent, you may be eligible for help (Seattle Times | 7/1/2022)

Housing policy creates desperation (Bothell-Kenmore Reporter | 6/8/2022)

Rental laws hurting small landlords (Seattle Medium | 5/19/2022)

Rent for 2-bedroom apartments rising quickly in Tacoma (King 5 | 5/13/2022)

Small Landlords In Limbo As Rental Assistance Wraps Up (Seattle Medium | 5/12/2022)

Small landlord says he's leaving Seattle over the city's rental laws (King 5 | 4/28/2022)

The rental moratorium in Settle is ending. Now the real problems will begin. (WA Policy Center | 4/17/2022)

Seattle loses nearly 3,000 rental peoperties in less than a year (MyNorthwest | 4/8/2022)

Property tax increases present challenge to Washington landlords, tenants (The Center Square | 3/31/2022)

Seattle weighs options after court strikes down ‘Eviction Defense for Renters’ (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog | 3/23/2022)

There’s no place like home (Real Change News | 3/23/2022) 

Part of Seattle tenant protection law struck down by court (Associated Press | 3/22/2022)

Seattle's eviction moratorium ended, but some protections remain (Crosscut | 3/2/2022)

Seattle suburbs like Kenmore eye tenant protections as homelessness concern looms (Seattle Times | 2/24/2022)

Seattle site connects renters, landlords to resources as eviction moratorium nears end (Q13 Fox News | 2/22/2022)

Seattle's eviction moratorium slated to expire (The Columbian | 2/13/2023)

Seattle eviction moratorium will expire at end of February (Seattle Times | 2/11/2022)

WA tenants could get 6 months' notice of big rent hikes (Seattle Times | 2/6/2022)

This woman has 'fat stacks' of rent relief for landlords. But some aren't interested. (KUOW | 10/29/2021)

Washington state eviction moratorium set to end Sunday after 19 months (Puget Sound Business Journal | 10/29/2021)

Renters worry as eviction moratorium bridge expires (King 5 | 10/29/2021)

Gov. Inslee to let Washington state eviction limits expire Sunday (Seattle Times | 10/29/2021)

Seattle lawmakers approve six-month notice for rent increases (The Hill | 9/28/21)

Seattle City Council approves requirement for six months’ notice of rent increases (Seattle Times | 9/27/21)

Seattle City Council OKs new leasing rules for tenants hit with higher rent charges (KOMO | 9/27/21)

National eviction moratorium expires but help is still available for tenants in Washington (KOMO News | 8/1/2021)

Fears after eviction ban expires (Q13 Fox News | 8/1/2021)

King County Council to consider new limits on evictions (Seattle Times | 6/29/21)

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is extending the city’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium through September (Seattle Times | 6/18/21)

Eviction moratorium extended until September 30 (KOMO News | 6/18/21)

Relief slow to reach King County renters as evictions set to resume (Crosscut | 6/16/21)

The unintended consequences of rent controls and eviction moratoriums (Seattle Time Opinion | 6/7/21)

Property Tax interview (KIRO Radio | 4/21)

Keep Washington's Mom-and-Pop Landlords in Business (Seattle Times Editorial Board | 3/29/21)

Looming debt crisis for renters & landlords on City Inside/Out (Seattle Channel | 3/17/2021)

Washington Lawmakers Look for Ways to Exit the Eviction Moratorium - and Prevent the Fallout (The Chronicle | 1/31/21)

"Chilling effect": Eviction moratorium strains small landlords (Lens | 11/8/20)

Washington eviction moratorium extended through Dec. 31 (King 5 | 10/8/20)

Looming 'tsunami' in housing crisis already altering Seattle communities (KOMO News | 9/3/20)

Mayor extends Seattle's eviction moratorium through December (Seattle Times | 8/14/20)

Some Washingtonians concerned as end of state eviction moratorium draws near (King 5 | 7/9/20)

Washington state housing group hopes to help struggling landlords during the pandemic (King 5 | 7/2/20)

Coronavirus has cost more than 100,000 people around Seattle their jobs. So why aren't rents going down? (Seattle Times | 4/15/20)

Should Seattle ban most eviction in the wintertime? City Council will vote today (Seattle Times | 2/10/20)

Tension between landlords and tenants over new eviction law could prompt changes (The News Tribune | 12/27/19)

Landlords Sue City Over Restrictions on Move-In Fees, RHA officials argue the council’s ordinance is reducing options for affordable housing. (Seattle Met | 5/17/2017)

City Inside/Out: Rental Rules (Seattle Channel | 3/6/2015)

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