The mission of Tenant Law Center is to reduce homelessness by preventing illegal and unnecessary evictions. We assist vulnerable tenants in our community by focusing on negotiated resolutions that preserve tenant housing, preserve subsidies, or allow for relocation to suitable housing without the stigma of eviction.
Through our partnership with Housing Justice Project and Tenants Union of Washington, we are able to provide assistance throughout the county Monday-Friday, from 9a-1p, via the King County Tenant Resource Line: 206-580-0762. Tenant Law Center’s case management services are available to assist enrolled TLC clients with non-legal issues such as basic needs referrals, connection to resources and, as a Community Partner of Housing Connector, assistance locating and acquiring housing.
Evictions from private, public, or subsidized housing: If you have received an eviction notice, it is important that you do not ignore it. Eviction timelines are very short and having an eviction on your record damages your ability to rent housing in the future. Getting help early in the process can often resolve the issue before you end up in court.
Subsidy Termination: If you have a Section 8 voucher or live in subsidized housing and have received notice that your assistance is being terminated
Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If, due to a medical condition or disability, you need to request a reasonable accommodation to preserve your tenancy or subsidy.
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