SPOKANE, Wash. — Many people are worried about paying their bills after Governor Jay Inslee extended the “stay home” order to May 4.
Many municipalities have waived late fees on paying bills. They’ve also decided not to shut off services during the stay home order. Electric companies are also helping customers in need.
The City of Spokane said it will not give out any late fees or discontinue services due to non-payment. This includes payments for water, sewer and garbage services.
Spokane County Treasurer’s Office also extended the property tax deadline from April 30 to June 15 for the first half of tax payments.
On March 18, Gov. Inslee issued a 30-day moratorium on residential evictions. That means your landlord can't immediately evict you if you don't pay your rent this month.
But the order says nothing about pausing late fees, so you still might rack up additional debt.
Numerous mortgage lenders have said they are willing to work with distressed borrowers, including potentially suspending or reducing payments. Contact them immediately to find out about your options.