Pledges of Rent Assistance

If you are behind on rent and receive a 14 day notice to pay or vacate, your landlord must accept a written pledge of payment from a third party. A third party can be a church or a non-profit. Here are the requirements:

  • The pledge must be in writing
  • The pledge must be received before the 14 day notice expires
  • The source must commit to paying the pledge within 5 days
  • The source must not commit the landlord to anything other than providing information for payment
  • The payment must be enough to allow you to become current on all costs on its own or in combination with other sources of income or subsidies

If you have questions or want to file a complaint, contact the Renting in Seattle Helpline at (206) 684-5700.

Renting in Seattle

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-5700
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