In Tacoma, you start by giving the owner written notice of the conditions you are complaining about, and you keep a copy of your letter to the owners. THEN you take that letter to Chi'Quata Elder, who is the landlord-tenant coordinator for the City of Tacoma and ask her to set up the Code Enforcement inspection. She will. But refusing to pay rent will end with you and your kids being evicted. If you pay your rent, the City can investigate and help you. Elizabeth Powell
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