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Tenant Resources

Comprehensive list of resources to support housing stability for Washington tenants

211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services: shelter and housing options and utilities assistance, services for veterans, reentry help for ex-offenders, a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse, and more. Contact 211 >

The Dispute Resolution Center of King County (DRC) is a nonprofit organization that has offered affordable mediation and conflict resolution services for individuals, businesses, and families in King County since 1986, including community mediations, Small Claims Court mediation, and more. Our services are largely provided by professional mediators from the community who volunteer their time to help us resolve over 1,000 disputes a year. We conduct facilitative style, face-to-face mediation. Contact DRC >

The Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly Section 8), helps low-income families, individuals, seniors and people with disabilities pay their monthly rent in privately owned apartments or houses. Learn more >

Housing Connector is the bridge that connects private property owners/managers in King County to those most in need of housing. We believe no unit should sit vacant while there are people in need of housing. Contact Housing Connector >

HUD Exchange
Resource and assistance to support HUD's community partners

The Landlord Liaison Program (LLP) is an innovative program that provides support to property managers/owners who work with housing agencies in Pierce County. This support enables the property managers/owners to become eligible for all of the benefits this program has to offer. Contact LLP >

Mary’s Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Contact Mary's Place >® (MSR) offers tenants an initiated portable report.® is the industry's first truly comprehensive, applicant initiated tenant screening service. It's inherent transparency, legally compliance and portability, combined with the quality of the report itself - places® in a class of its own. The bridge that connects private property owners/managers in King County to those most in need of housing. Contact MSR >

RCW 59.18.257  |  Residential Landlord-Tenant Act  |  Tenant Screening

RHAWA resources are copyrighted. Unauthorized use, publication or distribution is strictly prohibited. Formal legal advice and review is recommended prior to selection and use of any provided resource. RHAWA does not represent your selection or execution of any resource as appropriate for your specific circumstances. Rental owners/managers and tenants are each advised to seek independent legal advice on matters arising from use of any resource. No representation is made as to the sufficiency or tax consequences from use of any resource.