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