Pledges of Rent Assistance

If you issue a 14 day notice to pay rent or vacate and your tenant is able to secure help from a third party, you must accept a written pledge of payment. Here are the requirements: 

  • The pledge must be in writing.
  • The pledge must be received before the 14 day notice expires.
  • The pledge source/subsidy program must commit to paying the pledge within 5 days.
  • The pledge source/subsidy program must not commit you to anything other than providing information for payment.
  • The payment must be enough to allow the tenant to become current on all costs on its own or in combination with other sources of income or subsidies.

 If you have questions about how to comply with discrimination laws, contact the Seattle Office for Civil Rights for technical assistance.