Landlord Resources

There are many resources available to help tenants and landlords resolve conflicts.

Mediation Services

The Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County continues to offer mediation services on a voluntary basis to resolve many types of housing issues outside of the court system. For more information on this service, please visit their website:

Landlord Mitigation Program

Washington state’s Landlord Mitigation Law provides landlords with an incentive and added security to work with tenants receiving rental assistance. The program offers up to $1,000 to the landlord in reimbursement for some potentially required move-in upgrades, up to fourteen days’ rent loss, and up to $5,000 in qualifying damages caused by a tenant during tenancy.

Contact the Washington Department of Commerce for more information on this program.

Other Resources

City of Tumwater Landlord and Tenant Laws

City of Olympia Rental Registry

Solid Ground
Tenant Counseling & Education, Tenant Services Line
Monday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(206) 694-6767

Washington Law Help
Provides self-help legal information for renters, including detailed packets on repairs, deposits, small claims court and the eviction process.

Fair Housing
Have you been a victim of housing discrimination?