Burien extends eviction moratorium until state of emergency ends
The Burien City Council voted Thursday to keep its eviction moratorium in place until Governor Jay Inslee says Washington is no longer in a state of emergency.
The moratorium in Burien was set to end on Jan. 15. That time limit is now off the table.
Seattle also extended its citywide eviction moratorium this week. Mayor Bruce Harrell issued a 30-day extension, until Feb. 14. The moratorium on residential and commercial evictions in Seattle was initially set to expire on Sept. 30, 2021. Then-Mayor Jenny Durkan later extended it to Jan. 15 in the wake of the delta variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases.
A statewide moratorium expired at the end of July 2021, while a “bridge” period for renters and landlords expired two months later.