What does the Housing Justice Project do?
The Housing Justice Project is a law office that gives free legal help to renters who are at risk of eviction. We have a staff of lawyers and other professionals. We also have a group of volunteer lawyers.

How do I get help from the Housing Justice Project?
Call us at (206) 267-7069 and leave a message, or email us at hjpstaff@kcba.org and include your contact information.

What if English isn’t my first language?
We have interpreter services available – please let us know when you leave a message or an email what language you speak and if you would like an interpreter.

Si usted no habla ingles, podemos utilizar servicios de interpretación.

如果您的英语不够流利,我们可借助口译员进行翻译.

Nếu quý vị không nói tiếng Anh, chúng tôi có thể dùng dịch vụ phiên dịch.

Am I eligible for help from the Housing Justice Project?
To be eligible, you must

  1. Be a renter in King County
  2. Be at risk of eviction.This means you’ve received an eviction notice or other legal papers for an eviction case, or your landlord has threatened to evict you. (If you’re not sure if you’re at risk of eviction, call or email us.)
  3. Have a household income below 200% of the federal poverty level [link to table]

What if I’m not eligible, but I still need legal help for my housing?
We prioritize helping renters at risk of eviction. But we sometimes help renters with other legal problems when we can. Even if we can’t help you, we may be able to refer you to another resource that can. Call or email us to see if we can help or refer you.

Do I need an appointment?
No, we do not take appointments. Call our hotline or email hjpstaff@kcba.org if you would like to access legal services and talk with an attorney.

I need help paying my rent – do you help with this?
We don’t currently give financial help to renters. But we can refer you to another organization that might be able give you or your landlord money.

The Washington eviction moratorium prohibits landlords from evicting renters for not paying rent. The moratorium lasts until October 15. We will update this with more information when we resume our financial assistance program.

If you have more questions, call or email us to see if you’re eligible for legal help from our office.

What’s the eviction moratorium?
It’s an emergency law that protects people who rent their homes in Washington from eviction and debt collection. The moratorium lasts until October 15, 2020. You can learn more about the moratorium here.

NEWS
Eviction Reform Enacted in Olympia! Learn more here.

Learn about our new Home Base Partnership with United Way and the Seattle Mariners!

Read the report
Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle
by the Seattle Women’s Commission and KCBA’s Housing Justice Project.