Right now in Spokane, the vast majority of renters are hourly wage workers. Among those tenants, non-essential workers that cannot work from home have lost employment and income supporting state and local stay home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep the Spokane region healthy. While renters are currently protected from eviction by a statewide moratorium it does not pay the rent. Rent continues to be due whether or not they receive a paycheck.
Urge Spokane County Commissioners to use funds from the CARES Act to create a rental assistance fund that includes emergency tenant protections so renters do not become displaced after landlords receive payment.
Please take action now.
Josh Kerns, District 1, 2020 Vice-Chair
Mary Kuney, District 2, 2020 Commissioner
Al French, District 3, 2020 Chair