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Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants

  • Right to a livable dwelling
  • Protection from unlawful discrimination
  • Right to hold the landlord liable for damage caused by the landlord's negligence
  • Protection against lockouts and seizure of personal property by the landlord

Renter's Rights Resources

King County Bar Association Renter’s Rights Videos: 

Inspecting a new place to live

Reviewing the terms of a lease 

Washington LawHelp 

Your Rights as a Washington Renter 

Legal Resources 

Kent Code Enforcement: Code enforcement’s job is to help keep Kent safe and beautiful. They work proactively to solve problems, but mostly respond to complaints from the community. They enforce building and property maintenance code violations and blight on private properties. 

Click here to submit a complaint online or leave a voicemail at (253) 856-5909.

The Housing Justice Project: A homelessness prevention program providing accessible volunteer-based legal services for low-income tenants facing eviction in King County. 

Phone: (253) 234-4204

Click here to visit their website. 

Northwest Justice Project: A statewide law firm providing legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education.

Phone: (206) 464-1519 

Click here to visit their website. 

Washington Law Help: LawHelp helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help them with their legal problems.

Click here to visit their website. 

Solid Ground: Provides tenant counseling, information, resources and tools to help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities, avoid eviction, and maintain their rental housing.

Phone: (206) 694-6700 

Click here to visit their website. 

211: A community help line available 24/7 to connect the public with services and resources on a variety of topics.

Phone: (206) 461-3200

Click here to visit their website. 

Tenant Union: Provides empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.

Phone: (206-723-0500)

 

Need Help Finding Housing?

Catholic Community Services (CCS): Provides housing programs that service low-income individuals, families, seniors, and persons with special physical and mental needs.

Phone: (206) 328-5696

Click here to visit their website. 

 

King County Housing Authority: Provides rental housing assistance to low-income individuals, families, and seniors. 

Phone: (206) 574‑1100

Click here to visit their website. 

 

 

 

 

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