EVICTION RESOLUTION PILOT PROGRAM

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

The Eviction Resolution Program has launched in Grays Harbor! 

Stay tuned for updates for Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties. 

If your program has launched in your county, landlords and tenants may now participate in our Eviction Resolution Program.


The Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) is required by local Superior Court order prior to filing an unlawful detainer action for nonpayment of rent by each pilot county listed in the chart above.


The ERPP helps landlords and tenants resolve nonpayment of rent cases through dispute resolution and access to rental assistance and legal aid. The landlord and tenant may be able to access rental assistance to repay the rent owed, work out a plan for the tenant to pay the rent owed over time, or create a plan to move out without an unlawful detainer action.​


The local Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) helps tenants and landlords communicate through informal and formal processes including conciliation, conflict coaching, rental assistance navigation, and mediation.  DRCs are impartial and serve to help you and the tenant to resolve the issues.


Disclaimer: The information on this site is not, and it is not intended to, constitute legal advice. Various eviction moratoriums exist locally and nationally, and landlords are strongly encouraged to consult an attorney prior to serving a 14-day notice and/or filing an unlawful detainer action. 


GETTING STARTED

Under Proclamation 21-09, our process begins when a landlord sends to both the tenant and the DRC an Eviction Resolution Program Notice.

 

After the proclamation period expires on September 30, 2021, under the statute, an ERPP engagement begins when the landlord serves the tenant both the Eviction Resolution Program Notice and a 14-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate. The landlord also sends a copy of both notices to the DRC. 


Please make sure your Notice is complete. The Notice must contain the name, address, phone number and email for the tenant and landlordIf the Landlord is represented by an attorney, the attorney’s contact information must also be included. If the landlord does not have the information, they must indicate so in the form. 


If the landlord has missing contact information, we ask that the last known address, phone, and email on file be provided. 


WORKING TOWARDS RESOLUTION

Engage with DRC staff and participate in negotiations and access to resources to resolve the unpaid rent. If you are able to solve your issues, you will receive a DRC Certificate along with the agreement. If you do not reach an agreement or if the tenant refuses services, the DRC will issue a DRC Certificate that allows the landlord to move forward the eviction process in court. 


PROCESSING AND PRIORITIZATION 
The DRC has finite ERPP resources and will process notices as soon as possible in light of those finite resources. Cases will be processed on a first come, first served basis, with the order based on the timestamp of an emailed notice. Notices received after 3:00 p.m. will not be processed until the following business day. To be able to provide efficient and effective services to all existing and new clients, notices received after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday will not begin to be processed by our DRC until the following Monday, or next business day if Monday is a holiday.

RESOURCES




CONTACT


You may contact us at erp@drcghp.org or at 360-532-8950






CONTACT US ABOUT ERPP

ERP@drcghp.org
360-532-8950