May 2022 Bar Bulletin
The Need for a Housing Court
in King County
By Edmund Witter
Although housing is one of the biggest social issues our region is facing, we do not have any specialized court to handle the issues arising around rental housing. The need for a specialized court to address housing issues is becoming more acute as housing matters increasingly make up a larger share of the King County Superior Court’s docket as moratoria lift and rental assistance resources dry up.
Even though housing is one of the biggest social and political problems facing our region, we have no specialized court to hear...