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Kenmore Approves Temporary Moratorium on Residential Tenant Evictions

Kenmore, WA – The Kenmore City Council ratified the city manager’s proclamation and issuance of an emergency rule establishing a temporary moratorium on residential tenant evictions. The purpose of this moratorium is to is to protect the health and safety of persons, provide emergency assistance to the victims of the COVID-19 emergency, and establish procedures to support the mitigation of the pandemic illness and public health emergency currently taking place.

By imposing a temporary moratorium on residential tenant evictions, community members most affected by this pandemic will be able to stay in their homes and therefore reduce their exposure and risk of transmission of COVID-19.

“In these very difficult times, where thousands of workers are losing their jobs or being sent home without pay, it is important for all of us to do our part to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus and help slow the spread,” said Mayor David Baker. “Allowing people to stay in their homes during this pandemic emergency will go a long way toward these goals.”

The temporary moratorium will be in effect until April 24, 2020, with the discretion to extend for additional periods of time based on public health necessity.

The proclamation and issuance of an emergency rule can be found online here.

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