As of July 1, 2022, the Economic Displacement Relocation Assistance ordinance (EDRA) went into effect in Seattle. Under EDRA, landlords who increase rent by 10% or more may owe tenants relocation assistance.
EDRA will apply if rent is increased a total of 10% or more over the course of twelve months; if the tenants are considered low income and if they move because of the rent increase. Low income is defined as at or below 80% of median. When calculating the rent increase, landlords must include all housing costs, including parking, pet and storage rent.
Landlords who are increasing rents by 10% or more must include this notice, EDRA Notice Seattle. Tenants will apply for EDRA with the city and the city will determine if the tenant is eligible and if so, the amount of their award, which is paid by the landlord.
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