The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to guarantee legal representation for people who are facing eviction and and cannot afford their own lawyers. A recent amendment to the measure simply requires that one sign a statement that they cannot afford their own counsel.
In response to COVID-19, governments and agencies at various levels have instituted protections for both residents and small businesses. Things such as eviction moratoria rental assistance programs continue to be extended and modified, but it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. Local attorneys have created a helpful guide that summarizes what’s in place as of January 4, 2021.
The announcement and guide and be found HERE.