Washington State Senate Passes Eviction Reform with (gasp!) Bipartisan Support

Comments

1

"The state created the fund last year in an effort to convince landlords to rent to people who use rental vouchers. Landlords claim people with Section 8 vouchers break stuff and can't pay for it, so the state set up the fund to reimburse property owners for damages."

That's a bold admission. Yeah, Section 8 people tend to see landlords as part of "the system" which they are working against at every step and if they destroy the property it's okay, because they are "fighting the MAN."

Keep in mind that putting one's rental unit in the Section 8 program is voluntary and forces the landlord to work with the State AND the tenant. And the State treats the tenants like they are dumb animals that don't know how to manage money.

2

Higher risk for landlords equals higher rents for all tenants. Thank the government for your next rent increase and the new tenant screening standards such as a credit score of 780 or higher and an income 4 times the monthly rent.

3

"Section 8 people tend to see landlords as part of "the system" which they are working against at every step and if they destroy the property it's okay, because they are "fighting the MAN."

Studies prove it!

lol.

4

Things must have changed in the couple of decades since I worked with people using Section 8 vouchers, most of whom were either too sick or frail to do much in the way of damage, unless it was occasionally dropping a coffee mug or accidentally knocking over their IV rig.