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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.

To request this information in an alternative format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Ann Chambers at (253) 591-5045, 711 Relay or ann.chambers@cityoftacoma.org.

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

Contact Information

Human Rights
747 Market Street
Room 1044
Tacoma, WA 984022

Andreta Armstrong

Human Rights Manager
(253) 591-5849

Malik Gbenro

Fair Housing Investigator
(253) 591-5043


Marissa Vining

Civil Rights Investigator

(253) 591-5062




Outside Tacoma City

Washington State
Human Rights Commission
(800) 233-3247

Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission
(800) 669-4000

Housing and
Urban Development
(800) 877-0246

Domestic Violence

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