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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Mediation Services for Issaquah Residents, Landlords and Small Businesses

The Dispute Resolution Center of King County provides Issaquah tenants, landlords and local business owners who have been impacted by COVID-19 comprehensive conflict resolution services including the Eviction Resolution Program (ERP), small claims court mediation services, community mediation, conflict coaching and individual consultations, basic mediation training, as well as outreach and education to community members. Free services include:

  • Conflict Coaching
  • Facilitated Telephone Conciliation
  • Formal Medication Services via Zoom
  • Basic Mediations Training to enhance negotiation and mediation skills

What are Mediation Services?

Mediation Services with King County Dispute Resolution Center (KCDRC) is a confidential meeting process facilitated by a professional mediator who helps people work together to resolve disagreements and find mutual and satisfying solutions. KCDRC uses facilitative interest-based mediation style that is most effective in communicating the issues, looking at the problems from different points of view, thinking creatively about solutions and coming to agreements that both parties are willing to uphold. 

For more information on mediation services with King County Dispute Resolution Center, click here.  

To request these services, email marilynl@kcdrc.org or call (206) 945-3379.

Additional Resources

King County Dispute Resolution Center

  • If you are a TENANT with unpaid rent due to COVID click here to speak with a case manager.
  • If you are a LANDLORD of a tenant with unpaid rent due to COVID click here to copy the DRC on a notice given to a tenant. 

Legal Questions

Financial Assistance 

  • Issaquah Community Services provides emergency aid to residents of the Issaquah School District in the form of utility payments, rent assistance, bus passes. To learn more visit ICS Website or call 425-837-3125
  • St. Vincent de Paul- St Joseph Issaquah Conference provides emergency financial assistance for utilities and rent. Fill out online form to receive help or contact 206-767-6449
  • Puget Sound Energy Two programs to assist with utility bills:
    1. CACAP COVID Bill Assistance provides qualified customers with up to $2,500 in energy assistance support. (Learn more about CACAP.)
    2. PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP) provides qualified customers with bill-payment assistance beyond the Washington state LIHEAP program. Apply Here
  • Hopelink can help pay rent during a time of financial need if experiencing a short-term financial crisis due to unexpected expenses. Contact facility nearest you to learn more.
  • List of nonprofit organizations providing financial help: Financial Providers - Google Sheets

King County Rental Assistance

Washington Department of Commerce Assistance for Landlords 

 

 

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