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Embracing Diversity, Advocating Equality

What is Fair Housing?

Fair housing is the right to choose housing free from unlawful discrimination. Fair housing laws protect people from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability.

In Washington State, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity are also protected. There are further protections based on the city or county in which you reside. For example, the presence of a Section 8 voucher is protected in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Vancouver.

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Have you been discriminated against?

Our goal is to assure that residents of Washington State have the tools they need to report housing rights violations. If you feel you have been discriminated against, contact the Fair Housing Center to schedule an intake interview to determine your course of action.

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Fair Housing services for western and central Washington

Our service area is western and central Washington, including Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Kitsap, Island, San Juan, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat, Yakima, Kittitas, and Chelan counties. Our partner organization, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance serves eastern Washington.

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Investigate

We can guide you to resources and provide services to resolve discrimination claims.

Advocate

We work with a network of partners to advocate for access to fair housing choice for all protected classes.

Educate

We are here for landlords and property managers to ensure they know their rights and responsibilities under fair housing law.

Who We Serve

  • Housing Consumers
  • Housing Providers
  • Social Service Providers
  • Government Planners & Policymakers

Housing Consumers

Anyone looking for housing to rent or buy including those looking for temporary shelter.

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Housing Providers

Those managing, owning or supplying private, non-profit or affordable housing including rental, sales, lending, insurance and temporary shelters.

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Social Service Providers

Those providing needed services to the public including disability resources, victim support groups, social advocacy, language classes or pro-bono legal services.

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Government Planners & Policymakers

Lawmakers, public administrators or city planners working on community development, public services, equity and civil rights or affirmative furthering fair housing.

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Upcoming Events

Schedule an on-site training event for your organization.

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Apr20

2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference

Spokane Convention Center | Spokane, WA | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

May10

2017 Conference on Ending Homelessness

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center | Tacoma, WA | May 10 - 11