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Tacoma-Pierce County Housing Justice Project

Do you need legal advice about a landlord-tenant problem (rental agreements, moving, deposits, foreclosure notices, repairs, eviction, etc.) or any other type of housing issue? Call the Housing Justice Project at (253) 572-5134, e-mail vls@tacomaprobono.org.

NOW IN THE COURTHOUSE -- Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  If you are facing an eviction hearing, arrive early to connect with a HJP volunteer attorney.  If you are a low-income tenant, we are there to provide advice and potentially negotiate with opposing counsel or represent you at the hearing.  You do not need an appointment if you have a Wednesday or Thursday unlawful detainer hearing scheduled.  HJP attorneys are located in the Law Library, in the Lawhelp Center conference room.

The Home Justice Project - is foreclosure threatening your home?

The Home Justice Legal Clinic for homeowners and renters is the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.! Click on the logo to the left to go to the Home Justice Legal Clinic page to learn more and call (253) 572-5134 to make an appointment at the clinic.

Landlord-Tenant Basics

The presentations below provide basic information about legal rights and obligations under Washington's Residential Landlord-Tenant law. The slides will open in a new window where you may view, download or print the material.

Rent and Rental Agreements

Moving Out and Deposits


The Eviction Process

Housing Information & Resources

HOUSING RESOURCES (Landlord-Tenant, Fair Housing, Foreclosure Mediation, etc.)

NEW Housing Justice Project 2014 Resource Brochure (pdf)

Foreclosure Fairness brochure from the Dept. of Commerce (pdf)

Summary of Changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act effective 7/22/2011 (pdf)

What You Should Know About Foreclosure (for homeowners and renters) (pdf)

Links to Online Resources

The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice of an attorney.

Last updated May 29, 2015