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  • Housing Search

    Information about how to prepare for a housing search and links to sites that list available housing units. Read More

    By:
    Solid Ground
  • HUD Subsidized Apartment Finder

    A search web site to find available subsidized apartments in Washington state. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • My Landlord is Discriminating Against Me

    Read this is you are a tenant who believes that their landlord is discriminating against them. #6324EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Public Housing Grievance Procedure

    As a public housing tenant, you have the right to appeal many decisions or actions taken by the Housing Authority through its administrative Public Housing Grievance Procedure. Every Housing Authority is required by federal law to adopt a written public housing grievance procedure. A copy of the agency's grievance procedure should be posted in their office and available upon request. #6105EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • Search for Commission Financed Properties

    The following pages of multifamily rental properties received Tax Credit and/or Tax-Exempt Bond financing from the Commission and are monitored by the Compliance and Preservation Division. If you would like to find out more about properties that are still being built, rehabilitated, or that are just renting up, please see Tax Credit Lists or the Capital Projects Multifamily Housing Lists. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Housing Finance Commission
  • Seattle’s Source of Income Protection Ordinance

    This ordinance prohibits discrimination against renters who use subsidies or alternative sources of income, such as Social Security or child support to pay for their housing costs. Read FAQs about the ordinance. Read More

    By:
    City of Seattle
  • Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Tenant Grievance and Appeals Procedure

    As a tenant living in an apartment complex financed by the Rural Housing Service (formerly the Farmers Home Administration), you have the right to appeal many decisions you disagree with that are made by your landlord through the agency's tenant grievance and appeals procedure. #6119EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
  • Tenant Screening: Your Rights

    6302EN - Read this publication if you are looking for an apartment or house to rent. This publication explains a state law regarding tenant screening. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Tenants: New Legal Protection from Discrimination Based on Source of Income

    A new state law effective September 30, 2018 makes it illegal for landlords in Washington state to discriminate against tenants and would-be tenants based on their source of income. #6323EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Video - A Quick Look at Tenant Screening in Washington State

    This video is a quick overview of the screening process and what it means for rental applicants in Washington. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

Moving In / Reading Your Lease (1)+

Moving Out (5)+

Problems with Landlords (9)+

Repairs / Mold / Bedbugs (3)+

  • Tenant Services: Repairs

    State law outlines landlords' obligations to keep your unit safe and livable. Landlords must also maintain their units to comply with all local codes that govern housing quality. Read More

    By:
    Solid Ground
  • Tenants: If You Need Repairs

    This provides information on a landlord's responsibility to make repairs and what you can do to enforce your right to live in a safe home. #6330EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • The Warranty of Habitability: When You Rent a Place that is not Safe to Live In

    The warranty of habitability is a legal concept. It holds that in renting a place to you, the landlord makes an unspoken promise (warranty) that it is safe to live in. If it turns out not to be, the landlord has violated (broken) the warranty. #6340EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR Intake Line

Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellingham, Aberdeen Tenants (8)+

Section 8 and other subsidized housing (4)+

Utilities (4)+

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