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Looming debt crisis for renters & landlords on City Inside/Out
City Inside/Out: Rental Debt Crisis
3/26/202128:01

Seattle and Washington state have both extended their eviction moratoriums till June, giving lawmakers more time to handle a looming rental debt crisis of over $1 billion. The eviction ban has helped thousands of families during the COVID-19 pandemic but has also taken a toll on landlords who do not know if those bills will ever be paid. We discuss pending legislation and consider a public health perspective.

Guests:
Britta Risner, Landlord

Arianna Laureano, Renter  

Cory Brewer, VP-Residential Operations, Windermere Property Management  

Katie Wilson, Secretary General, Transit Riders Union  

Michele Thomas, Director of Policy & Advocacy, WA Low Income Housing Alliance

Brett Waller, Director of Government Affairs, WA Multi-Family Housing Association

Dr. Annemarie Dooley, Board Member, WA Physicians for Social Responsibility

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