COVID-19 has caused financial hardships for many in our communities, including landlords and tenants. The Washington state legislature has created the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP), a program that helps landlords and tenants find reasonable solutions for unpaid rent with the help of rental assistance funding. Since April, Six Rivers has been collaborating with local partners in Klickitat and Skamania counties including the courts, Washington Gorge Action Programs (rental assistance funds) and Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program (legal aid). The National Association for Community Mediation and JAMS Foundation are also supporting efforts to reach young adults who are experiencing marginalization in an effort to stabilize housing. For more information on ERPP, click here.
Here’s a two-minute video from our friends at Resolution Washington that explains how the Eviction Resolution Program works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0SI7Pc2lg&t=30s
Here is the Spanish language version of Resolution Washington’s two-minute video that explains how the Eviction Resolution Program works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBFjaNURBWY&t=1s