About the Evictions Program
Washington’s Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP) ended by state statute as of July 1, 2023. Landlords are no longer required to provide tenants with an ERPP Notice and no longer required to give tenants the option to participate in the ERPP before the landlord can file an unlawful detainer (eviction) case in court for rent not paid.
The ERPP was established by the state legislature as a two-year mandatory pilot operating statewide from November 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023 and brought tenants with rent owed and landlords together with a professionally trained, impartial mediator to help them resolve conflicts regarding rent owed. CMS directly served more than 15,000 tenants and landlords through the ERPP and more than 55% of tenancies were preserved, where outcomes were known.