Washington State bill would esablish right to counsel for tenants

01/12/2021, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

A statewide bill in Washington State, SB 5160, would guarantee counsel for indigent tenants in eviction cases.  The bill has a flexible definition of "indigent" and would route the funds through the Office of Civil Legal Aid.


Washington State joins South CarolinaMaryland, and Nebraska with such legislation in 2021.