Burien Eviction Moratorium Extended through End of State of Emergency


During a special meeting on January 13, 2022, the Burien City Council adopted Ordinance 789 that extends Burien’s eviction moratorium through the end of the Governor’s state of emergency proclamation (20-05). The amended eviction moratorium only applies to evictions based on non-payment of rent or late fees.Rent and utility assistance available

The City Council created an emergency rent and utility assistance fund for Burien residents experiencing financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this. Burien community members also have access to King County’s rental assistance funding. Help is available in multiple languages from King County, Catholic Community Services, and Multi-Service Center.

Burien residents can apply for the Burien COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Fund by contacting one of the following organizations:

  • Catholic Community Services: Call the CCS Intake Line (253) 850-2523 Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30 p.m.

  • Multi-Service Center: Visit Multi-Service Center website to fill out the application. You will receive a follow up telephone call after submitting your application.