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HOUSING JUSTICE PROJECT

 

The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible volunteer-based legal services for low-income tenants facing eviction in King County.

WHO WE SERVE

  • Low-income
  • King County residents
  • Residential tenants only - no business tenants or homeowners

WHAT WE DO

  • Legal advice for tenants with eviction related issues
  • Help answering eviction paperwork
  • Negotiations with landlords for tenants facing eviction
  • Representation of tenants at eviction (show cause) hearings
  • Referral and resource information

WE DO NOT 

  • Help landlords
  • Help commercial/business tenants
  • Help those living outside King County
  • Help with cases other than eviction
  • Provide on-going representation
  • Give legal advice over the phone
  • HJP does not take appointments 

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Recorded information available in Spanish at: (206) 267-7091

Come to our offices listed below to meet with an attorney. You will first talk to a legal assistant who will collect information from you before you talk with an attorney. No appointment is necessary.

 

HJP CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS:

 

If you are responding to a court action that has been filed against you, review the pleadings to determine whether the action was filed in the Kent Courthouse or the Seattle Courthouse.

If you are unsure where the court action has been filed against and you live in King County north of Interstate 90 or within the city limits of Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, and Vashon and Maury Islands you should go to the courthouse in Seattle. 

If you live South of Interstate 90 and do not live in any of the cities listed above, you should go to the Kent Courthouse.

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Clinic Locations and Hours
 
King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue, Room-W314
Seattle, WA 98104              
                                                                                                          

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Monday Afternoon: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (clients must arrive prior to 5:00 p.m. for the afternoon clinic)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


 
Maleng Regional Justice Center
401 Fourth Avenue North, Room
1281 Kent, WA 98032                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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HOW TO PREPARE

  • Decide if you want to move or stay
  • Write a timeline of events when possible
  • Bring to HJP:
    • Lease Agreement
    • Rent receipts or cancelled checks
    • All paperwork from the landlord or landlord’s attorney (3-day notice, 10-day notice, summons & complaint, order to show cause, etc.)
    • All letters or emails to and from the landlord or landlord’s attorney
    • Photos
    • Witnesses – on the day of hearing only


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