EVICTION RESOLUTION PROGRAM (ERPP)

Are you a renter worried about being evicted?  Are you a landlord experiencing financial hardship?

Under ESSB 5160, the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) must be used to facilitate the resolution of nonpayment of rent cases between a landlord and tenant before the landlord files an unlawful detainer (eviction) action. 
The ERPP helps landlords and tenants resolve nonpayment of rent cases through rental assistance, dispute resolution, 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.

 
 

ARE YOU A TENANT?

For tenants at risk of eviction to get help prior to eviction.

ARE YOU A LANDLORD?

For landlords missing rent payments to get help without going to court.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Tenants and Landlords can apply for rental assistance.

LEGAL SUPPORT

Free legal counsel is available for qualifying individuals.

 

LANDLORD INFORMATION

ERPP is initiated by the landlord prior to pursuing eviction through court. According to state statute and SB 5160, landlords are required to provide a reasonable rent repayment offer.
Before pursuing eviction for rent owed, provide the ERPP Notice to the tenant behind on rent payments and send a copy to the DRC serving that county. 
If the tenant responds to a notice and accepts services, the landlord is obligated to participate in the process. Participation involves exploring options that may include accessing rental assistance and discussing options with the tenant with assistance from the DRC. 
ERPP services are free and accessible to you regardless of immigration status.  Language help is available.

ERPP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Wenatchee Valley DRC

CHELAN COUNTY

Standing Order & ERPP Notice FORM

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Standing Order & ERPP NOTICE FORM

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TENANT INFORMATION

Tenants may face potential eviction for non-payment of rent. Under the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP), tenants have the option to receive services before an unlawful detainer (eviction) court case is filed.

​Services include help talking with your landlord about the rent owed and help accessing rental and legal assistance.  ERPP services are free and accessible to you regardless of immigration status. Language help is available.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Information

ERPP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Wenatchee Valley DRC

LEGAL AID

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ERPP PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP)

WHEN DOES ERPP PROCESS BEGIN?

Under Washington 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 Attorney General’s landlord-tenant website offers the 14-Day Notice in multiple languages.  Both notices are sent to the local dispute resolution center serving the county in which the property is located.

Wenatchee Valley DRC

PO Box 3391

Wenatchee, WA  98807

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WHAT INFORMATION MUST AN EVICTION RESOLUTION PROGRAM NOTICE CONTAIN?

The Notice must contain complete contact information for the tenant, including the property address, phone number and email address. If the landlord does not have complete information, the Notice must indicate that. 


The Notice must also contain complete contact information for the landlord (Name, Service Address, Phone, Email) and the landlord’s lawyer, if any.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
(509) 662-6156 www.cdcac.org

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center

(509) 888-0957 www.wvdrc.org

LAWYERS

Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services
(509) 663-2778 www.cdcvas.org

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Tenant Engagement


When the DRC receives a completed Eviction Resolution Program Notice, the tenant will contact the DRC or the DRC will make three attempts to contact the tenant to offer eviction resolution services to the tenant. Contact attempts will include more than one form of communication (e.g. voice, email, physical mail, etc.).

The tenant is asked to engage in eviction resolution and/or rental assistance services within 14 days of the date on the Eviction Resolution Program Notice.


If the tenant does not respond within the 14 days or refuses to participate in eviction resolution and rental assistance services, the DRC will issue a Certificate to the landlord and the tenant. 

Under Washington statute, issuing a Certificate permits the landlord to file an Unlawful Detainer (UD, or “eviction”) proceeding in superior court.

Tenant accepts Eviction Resolution and/or Rental Assistance Services

If the tenant responds to the Eviction Resolution Program Notice, the DRC begins by conducting an intake. This intake may include connecting the tenant with local rental assistance and/or legal services, as the tenant wishes. The DRC will notify the landlord that the tenant has accepted eviction resolution and/or rental assistance services. 

Additional facilitated negotiation services, including conciliation and mediation, are used to support communication and problem solving between the tenant and landlord. 

If the parties reach a resolution, CONGRATULATIONS!  Both parties will receive a copy of the written agreement, and the DRC will close the case.

If the parties do not reach a resolution, the DRC will issue a Certificate to the landlord and tenant. 

Under Washington statute, issuing a Certificate permits the landlord to file an Unlawful Detainer (UD, or “eviction”) proceeding in superior court.

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ERPP RESOURCES

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ERPP FORMS

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RENTAL ASSISTANCE

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

LEGAL AID

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VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY SERVICE

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HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS

LEGAL INFORMATION

RENTAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS

 
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