Shane Woerner – ELAP Kirkland Housing Stability Project Staff Attorney
Michelle Lucas – Directing Attorney of the Tenant Law Center
Helena Benedict – Tenant Counselor and Community Organizer at Tenants Union
Brandon Leyritz – East King County Outreach Lead for Puget Sound Energy
Theresa Burch – Manager of Customer Solutions for Billing and Payment for Puget Sound Energy
Moderator: Chris Lovings – Community Engagement Manager at ELAP
Rent Moratorium Explainer – This explains the moratorium in plain language, has an FAQ section that addresses common concerns, and provides sample letters to give to landlord’s who are threatening to evict tenants.
WA Attorney General’s Office – The WA Attorney General’s office is enforcing the moratorium. Tenants and advocates can fill out a form in English or Spanish on their website, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1. Spanish Form
Tenants Union of WA – The mission of the Tenants Union (TU) is to create housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. Email TU!
WA Community Action Network – Washington CAN is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to racial, gender, and economic justice in Washington State.
WA Low Income Housing Alliance – WA Low-Income Housing Alliance works to lead the movement to ensure that residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. They do this through advocacy, education, and organizing.
Legal Aid Organizations: ELAP | Housing Justice Project | Solid Ground | Tenant Law Center