Rental Housing Workgroup

The Rental Housing Workgroup looks into ways for renters, landlords, and property managers to get support, tools, and education to help improve multiple aspects of rental housing. The Rental Housing Workgroup members consist of housing-related service providers, local government staff, lawyers, and members of the general public.

Goal: For rental housing to remain in good, healthy, and livable conditions over time to continue to serve as safe, healthy, and affordable housing for current and future generations.

Contact: Elisa Sparkman, Workgroup Chair: sparkme@co.thurston.wa.us (360) 867-2579.

Webinar Part 1: Landlord Mitigation/Tenancy Preservation COVID-19 Webinar

The first in a webinar series, Nicholas Yuva presented on how the Tenancy Preservation and Landlord Mitigation Programs can help landlords and tenants during and after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The information included how tenants can obtain zero-interest, flexible-term loans to recover from the period of financial hardship and how the landlord can earn reimbursement for damages caused by subsidized tenants.

Featured Speaker: Nicholas Yuva, Washington State Department of Commerce Landlord Mitigation Program

To listen to a recording of this webinar click HERE

Webinar Part 2: Housing Rules and regulations During COVID

Join South Puget Sound area Landlord-Tenant Lawyer, Garrett Ratfield, for a webinar about rental housing rules and regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Thurston County Rental Housing Workgroup of Thurston Thrives presented this webinar as the second in a series to help landlords and tenants learn how existing statewide programs can help landlords and tenants during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: This event is coordinated by the Thurston County Rental Housing Workgroup of Thurston Thrives. For more information contact Elisa Sparkman (360) 490-7648 sparkme@co.thurston.wa.us