Port of Seattle Offers Rent Relief to Tenants

By Karen Robes Meeks

Maritime and landside tenants are getting some help from the Port of Seattle, which is offering rent deferments through July for businesses and moorage fee deferments through June, the port announced Monday. “We are taking relief actions port-wide starting this month, including foregoing evictions, to aid our tenants in weathering this unprecedented crisis,” said Port of Seattle Executive Director Steve Metruck.

Relief will be given to those affected by COVID-19 and its economic impacts. Those seeking relief will have to show impact and need.

“The Seattle Port Commission has heard clearly from many of our customers and tenants since the outbreak of the COVID-19 health crisis, and we are taking immediate action to help forestall further economic hardship on them,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Peter Steinbrueck.

By Sarah Spangler