The Fair Housing program receives, investigates, and resolves complaints of discrimination in housing transactions (rental, sales, lending, insurance, advertising) alleging violations of the Law Against Discrimination, Chapter 1.29 of the Official code of the City of Tacoma, as amended, and the federal Fair Housing Act. We also conduct the Fair Housing Conference in April each year.
The program enforces Chapter 1.29 of Tacoma's law against discrimination by investigating complaints filed by individuals who believe they have been discriminated against due to a protected class in the areas of Public Accommodation and Equal Employment.
The City of Tacoma's Human Rights and Human Services Department celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday in January each year with a free program at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall featuring music, dance, poetry, speeches, and singing. A canned food drive to help fill local food banks is held in conjunction with the event.
25th -Silver - Anniversary Celebration - Celebrating Dr. King: One Man, One Dream, One Legacy.
For over 27 years the City has shown its commitment to equal access to housing opportunities with the annual Tacoma Fair Housing Conference. It is the only annual conference of its kind in western Washington. It is designed to give housing professionals, from real estate brokers to onsite management staff, attorneys, and social service staff, a strong understanding of fair housing laws, the ability to identify potential fair housing violations, and the tools needed to develop policies in compliance with fair housing laws.