June 30, 2021
Washington Ends Commercial Eviction Restrictions & Issues New Housing Stability “Bridge” Proclamation for Residential Rentals; Seattle Extends Existing Residential and Small Business Eviction Moratorium
Bridge Proclamation is Effective July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021
On June 29, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee issued a new proclamation to bridge the operational gap between the statewide residential eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature in Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill (“E2SSB”) 5160. Notably, unlike prior proclamations, the new bridge proclamation does not include restrictions on commercial properties, which expire on June 30, 2021. The bridge proclamation is effective July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. Meanwhile, the Seattle Mayor issued Executive Order 2021-06 extending the moratorium on residential and small business evictions in Seattle through September 30, 2021.