Eviction moratorium bridge extension too short for King County to address all rental assistance applications

The county expects to have 6,000-8,000 applications to address after the bridge expires.

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee’s announced Thursday the state’s eviction moratorium bridge will be extended one month to October 31. The decision was made to help give counties more time to distribute funds. 

However, King County believes even with the extension there will still be thousands of open applications after the bridge ends.

For months King County’s rental assistance program has faced an efficiency problem. The latest numbers from the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) show $34.4 million have been distributed since January 2021, which is just over 10

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