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Public & subsidized housing

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Housing

In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general information, self-help packets and resources for public and subsidized housing tenants in Washington state.

  • Public and Subsidized Housing: What Happens If I Do Not Pay the Rent?

    6104EN - As a tenant who lives in public housing or a federally subsidized apartment complex, you have greater protection against eviction than most other kinds of tenants. But these rights are limited. If you fail to pay your rent, in most cases you can be evicted. This publication briefly goes over how to avoid eviction for nonpayment of rent. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Public Housing: Community Service/Self-Sufficiency Requirement

    6106EN - Adult tenants living in Public Housing are required to spend eight hours a month performing community service or participating in an economic self-sufficiency program. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Public Housing Evictions

    6102EN - As a public housing tenant, you have greater protection against evictions than most other tenants do. You have these protections because if you are evicted from public housing, you will lose your federal housing subsidy, often worth hundreds of dollars per month. This publication briefly explains what you should do when the Housing Authority tries to evict you from public housing. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Public Housing Grievance Procedure

    6105EN - As a public housing tenant, you have the right to appeal many decisions or actions taken by the Housing Authority through its administrative Public Housing Grievance Procedure. Every Housing Authority is required by federal law to adopt a written public housing grievance procedure. A copy of the agency's grievance procedure should be posted in their office and available upon request. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • HUD Housing Evictions

    6103EN - As a tenant living in an apartment complex where the landlord has a contract with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), you have more protection against evictions than most other tenants. This publication briefly explains your rights and the steps you can take to avoid an eviction. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Tenant Grievance and Appeals Procedure

    6119EN - As a tenant living in an apartment complex financed by the Rural Housing Service (formerly the Farmers Home Administration), you have the right to appeal many decisions you disagree with that are made by your landlord through the agency's tenant grievance and appeals procedure. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Section 515: Rural Rental Housing Evictions

    6120EN - As a tenant living in an apartment complex financed by the Rural Housing Service (formerly the Farmers Home Administration), you have greater protection against evictions than most other tenants. You may also be paying less than market rent for your apartment. It is important to understand that tenants who are evicted from such housing may lose their federal housing assistance. Because of this, you should do whatever you can to avoid an eviction. This publication briefly describes the steps a tenant can take to avoid an eviction. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • A Guide for Immigrants, Limited English Persons and Their Advocates to Federally Subsidized Housing

    8151EN - A detailed guide for immigrants and non-English speakers to federally subsidized housing programs. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Help for People Unable to Work: ABD, MCS and HEN

    7804EN - Information on programs available to individuals who are adults with no children, have very low income and resources and are unable to work due to disability. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • How to Protect Your Section 8 Voucher

    6113EN - This publication explains in detail your responsibilities under the Section 8 Voucher program, and what rights you have if the Housing Authority (HA) tries to cut off your voucher. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project