IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Commerce is launching the new Landlord Mitigation Portal on March 1, 2023. The new portal will require all claimants to access the portal through Secure Access Washington. Please sign up for your free Secure Access Washington account using this link. Instruction for the one-time setup can be found at this link.

Landlord Mitigation Programs

Welcome to the landing page for the Landlord Mitigation Programs. Please choose and click on a program title below to learn more.

Landlords can receive up to $5,000 for repairs made to damage caused by a subsidized tenant and up to $1,000 plus up to 14 days of rent loss for making repairs required to pass an HQS inspection for subsidy.


The tenant must have received a rental subsidy.

The Tenancy Preservation Program provides court-approved zero-interest loans to tenants to satisfy a judgment awarded to the landlord during an eviction for non-payment of rent and up to three months of future rents.


The tenant must be found low-income, limited-resourced, or under hardship at court during an eviction for non-payment of rent and retain tenancy.

Landlords can receive up to $5,000.00 for damages when a tenant vacates a rental unit due to domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment or stalking.


The landlord must:

  • Allow the tenant to vacate without notice, and
  • Immediately return the tenant’s full security deposit.

Note: Applications are paid based on the date and time received and approved. Commerce will only pay claims when resources are available.