statewide rent control, Washington

statewide rent control, Washington

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Rental Control for the State of Washington,

Rent trend data in Everett, Washington
Everett Average Rent
As of December 2019, the average rent for an apartment in Everett, WA is $1573 which is a 6.36% increase from last year when the average rent was $1473 , and a 2.03% increase from last month when the average rent was $1541.

Issaquah apartments are the state’s most expensive for renters, with an average rent of $2,329, followed by apartments in Bellevue, where the average monthly rent is $2,327. On the other hand, the cheapest city to rent an apartment of the cities analyzed is Lakewood, with an average apartment rent of $1,196.

One-bedroom apartments in Everett rent for $1299 a month on average (a 0.62% increase from last year) and two-bedroom apartment rents average $1605 (a 5.98% increase from last year).

  Every year mine goes up 70.00 as well as many other families who are trying to make a living. We all know owners have property taxes to pay. But we are paying the mortgages and all utilities and taxes on their properties,  Without us, they could not afford to keep the investments, or live in the lifestyle they are custom too. We just want proper housing, and no more than 3 percent, plus the local rate of inflation, raise in every  2 years span.  Renters are just one rent increase or eviction away from experiencing homelessness, why should we have to carry all the burden for Landlords, who don't keep up their properties. There is plenty of new housing being built, but it's not affordable for many so its not a shortage of housing that is the issue. Being forced to move because of rent increases every year, creates a huge cost of moving that is not affordable either because housing is so high. Studios go for over 1,000 in some areas. We have so many homeless people and so many dependants on rental assistance, it's putting a heavy burden on federal funding and many other entities I don't know about. The month to month rental agreement gives the landlord all kinds of leeway and nothing for the renter. that's why they do month to month.

Because rent control is illegal in Washington State (RCW 35.21.830) landlords can raise the rent as much as they want as long as they comply with the appropriate notice period and have not issued the notice to discriminate or retaliate against the tenant.

Subsidized Housing & Section 8 - Tenants Union of Washington
Voucher tenants pay 30-40% of their income to rent and the housing authority pays ... LIPH tenants are required to sign one-year leases. ... HUD housing is multifamily complexes that are privately owned and subsidized by the federal government. ... The LIHTC program is overseen by the Washington State Housing Finance ..

Everyone wants solutions to housing issues but yet there is no CAP on how much LANDLORDS  are raising RENTS, so families are not pushed out of their homes. think how much Federal Government would save in a year with no rent increases. want to cut funding, cut rents, to a lower amount.


1. Rent increase every Two Years

2. 3% rental increase. plus the local rate of inflation

3. Rollback rental increases made in 2020 for current residents 





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