Stable Homes initiative qualifies for November ballot

The initiative would create good cause eviction protections for renters.

Initiative 19-001 has qualified for the November ballot in Federal Way.

The initiative, which King County Elections certified on Aug. 1, would create good cause eviction protections for renters by requiring landlords to provide reason before evicting tenants; ensure renters have the ability to live with family; protect tenants from retaliatory evictions; and protect members of the military, first responders, seniors, family members, health care providers, or educators from discriminatory evictions.

Organizers and volunteers knocked on more than 30,000 doors and collected about 10,000 signatures in roughly two months. Martin Luther King County Labor Council, Federal Way Education Association, tenant organizations, and Federal Way City Council members Martin Moore and Jesse Johnson endorsed the initiative.

The Rental Housing Association (a landlord lobbying group) recently sued to block Initiative 19-001 from getting on the ballot. But, the courts denied a restraining order last Monday, and denied RHA’s motion for an injunction last Thursday.

More information can be found at stablehomesfederalway.com.

More in News

Federal Way 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint for fourth time in one month

The suspect fled on foot; no injuries were reported, police say.

Man shot in leg in another city arrives at Federal Way urgent care

The man was transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment, police said.

Man in critical condition after Federal Way shooting

Man in his 30s was shot and transported to Harborview Medical Center; information obtained by officers reveal the shooting may have occurred at nearby apartment complex on 1st Way South, Federal Way police say.

A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

Defending freedom to battling flames

Veterans now serving as firefighters reflect on service to country.

Federal Way’s Annual ‘Honoring Our Own’ event recognizes local heroes

The Veterans Day observance ceremony to be held Nov. 9 at Todd Beamer High School.

‘That’s why you put your life on the line’

Local veteran shares importance of relationships, honoring those who fought in the Vietnam War.

Man walking down road in a bath robe flashes woman

The witness believes the suspect left the area in a white Ford Focus.

Celebrating Federal Way’s veterans at Brookdale Senior Living

The Federal Way Vet Center partnered with Brookdale Senior Living and Veritas Classic Christian School to celebrate veterans.

Most Read