Human Rights

Fair Housing

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 which will be in May 2014.

Equal Employment and Public Accommodation Discrimination

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.

Fair Housing Conference

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.

Human Rights Section Inquiry Form

If you have an employment, fair housing or public accommodations complaint that occurred within Tacoma City limits, please complete this form and click on the Email button within the form to email it to us.  You will be contacted regarding your inquiry.

View the City's Domestic Violence Information webpage.

Upcoming Free Training Sessions

Wage Theft Workshop
November 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Tacoma Municipal Building
Council Chambers
747 Market Street
First Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402
Street parking is free after 6 PM

To request this information in an alternative format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact William Yi at (253) 591-5162, TTY (253) 591-5153 or wyi@cityoftacoma.org.

View additional information on the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration.

Contact Information

Human Rights
747 Market Street
Room 836
Tacoma, WA 984022
(253) 591-5151

Human Rights Manager
Marya Gingrey
(253) 591-5849
email

Fair Housing Investigator
Christina McLeod
(253) 591-5043
email

Outside Tacoma City
Limits

Washington State
Human Rights Commission
(800) 233-3247
Website

Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission
(800) 669-4000
Website

Housing and
Urban Development
(800) 877-0246
Website

Domestic Violence

Crystal Judson Family
Justice Center
718 Court E
Tacoma, WA  98402
(253) 798-4166